Hackerspaces

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http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces Hackerspaces are communites of people that gather for “Do it yourself projects” or Maker Movement projects. Most science centers lose visitors at age 12, Hackerspaces is a great way to extend participation for teenagers and adults. Read Museum 2.0 article for more information Machine Project Loves Me from Jeremy Quinn on Vimeo. Machine Project 1200 D North Alvarado Los …

“Visiting the Creation Museum”

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A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT Peter Dodson, left, of the University of Pennsylvania, Michael Foote of the University of Chicago and Jon Todd of the Museum of Natural History in London watching a video at the Creation Museum. By Kenneth Chang New York Times, Published June 30, 2009 Creation Museum 2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd. Petersburg, KY  41080 888-582-4253 http://creationmuseum.org Previous Exhibition Review …

Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

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Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or a powerful ocean eddy, his work is elegant and hypnotic. …

Exploratorium – Reflections exhibition

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Click Image for video The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 563-7337 June 19, 2009-September 20, 2009, Daniel Rozin at the Seeing Gallery of the Exploratorium “The Seeing Gallery is part of the Seeing collection on display at the Exploratorium. The gallery showcases exhibits exploring artists’ perspectives on seeing and perception. This summer’s Reflections exhibition features the …

Please Touch Museum – Exhibition Review

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3 of 5 Stars, “A-Okay” Posted: June 10, 2009 Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 581-3181 www.pleasetouchmuseum.org Category: Children’s Museum Admission Price: $15 Children and Adults Size: 38,000 sq. ft. of exhibits Wheelchair Accessible: Yes From Please Touch website: “Memorial Hall, constructed to be the Art Gallery of the 1876 …

The Ordinary As Object of Desire

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A kettle by John G. Rideout (1936) EXHIBITION REVIEW “What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56” runs through Nov. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, (212) 708-9400 Museum of Modern Art Website Article By Roberta Smith From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 “What is good design?” may not be one of life’s great existential questions, but it …

Putting “Primitive” to Rest

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Equestrian Figure: Portrait of a Chief,” foreground, from Sumatra, Indonesia EXHIBITION REVIEW “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 27, 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art Website By Holland Cotter From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 Slide Show In the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at …

Museum Definition

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From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”, as defined by the International Council …

Open Air Museums

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From Wikipedia “An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. The first open air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Open air museums are variously known as skansen, museums of buildings and folk museums. A more recent form …