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Q&A with David Attenborough: The Promise and Limitations of Virtual Reality

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. Filmmaker David Attenborough has created countless seminal nature documentaries, including Life on Earth, The Private Life of Plants, and The Blue Planet. His sonorous voice has guided viewers through caves in Borneo, across Antarctic glaciers, through the jungles of Rwanda,... Read More

How do you envision 3D printing finding a place in science centers and museums? Do you already use or have plans for 3D printing?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   “. . . 3D printing and design can electrify various literacies and creative capacities of children in accordance with the spirit of the interconnected, information-based world.” —V. Kostakis, V. Niaros, and C.... Read More

Dimensions, March/April 2015—Leadership at Every Level

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2015 A consistent theme throughout our field is the importance of cultivating science center and museum leaders with the vision and commitment to serve diverse communities everywhere. So many of ASTC’s programs and services for our members reflect this topic, including, for example, the Association’s close collaboration with the Noyce Leadership... Read More

Appreciating the Dynamic Process of Scientific Advancement

By Anthony (Bud) Rock A recent report of the (U.S.) Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee contains federal nutritional recommendations indicating that there is now insufficient evidence to substantiate the recommended 300 milligram-per-day limit on cholesterol intake. While the conclusions were met positively by the “foodies” who have struggled to work around such dietary limitations, some characterized... Read More