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Travels in Inspiration

A lucky perk of working in the museum industry is the natural cross over between work and play. This summer, I travelled with my family to London, England for a week of theatre, history, and museums. I soaked up an…

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Socializing with Technology

In museums today, technology is no longer a stranger in a strange land. Digital exhibits now fit in seamlessly alongside the traditional dioramas, specimens, artwork and artifacts to enhance the whole learning experience without feeling awkward or out of place…

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The Joy of Tactile-Based Exhibits

I’ve always been a tactile person. I would often get in trouble as a kid for touching things I shouldn’t be touching, but I couldn’t help myself (and still can’t), I just love experiencing the world through touch – feeling…

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No Bad Ideas: A Practical Brainstorming Guide

There was a time when I thought that all my ideas during team brainstorming sessions were bad. An idea would come to me and I would sit there, holding it in, listening to everyone else spout idea after idea while…

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The Non-Gamer’s Guide to Game Design

As a self-proclaimed non-gamer, I used to struggle with the idea of spending hours in front of a screen immersed in a virtual world until I realized: I already do this, all the time. Whether it’s a basement at an…

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Immersive Storytelling: The Next Frontier?

Innovation in and by museums is no longer a frightening or alien concept, and is increasingly being woven into the cultural fabric of museums. Disciplinary boundaries have become more porous, and museums have become skilled at incorporating social media and…