Draw a Jelly: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 10, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: aquarium, interactive, marine science, Museum
I’m a sucker for the three “-ums”: museums, planetariums and aquariums. And there’s no aquarium west of the Mississippi I love more than the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Over the holidays, my wife and I drove down to visit it, and we were completely sucked into their jellyfish exhibit “The Jellies Experience” (’70s allusion intended). 
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The Museum of Jurassic Technology: David Wilson

Curator: Karin Fong
date: March 14, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: Museum
This is a place that should incite the curiosity of anyone who at anytime fancied having a Wunderkammer (raise your hand). 
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PLAY WORK BUILD: Rockwell Group

Curator: Daniel Savage
date: January 15, 2013
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: exhibit, interactive, Museum, rockwellgroup

Much of my time as a child was spent creating giant “sculptures” with Pipeworks and pretending they were spaceships. Although Pipeworks are no longer available, the Rockwell Group’s Imagination Playground is here to fill that void.

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Patterned By Nature

Curator: Matt Checkowski
date: September 27, 2012
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: Glass, Museum, Organic, Procedural, Tiles
This artwork, a collaboration between Plebian DesignHypersonic Engineering and DesignPatten Studio and Sosolimited, celebrates our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process—and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.

This sculptural ribbon—10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, and made of 3,600 tiles of LCD glass—winds through the five-story atrium of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It runs on roughly 75 watts (less power than a laptop computer). Animations are created by independently varying the transparency of each piece of glass.
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