For nine years I was an Exhibit Developer at The Exploratorium in San Francisco. In this position I conceived, designed or re-designed over 20 hands-on exhibits and exhibition objects for the museum, some of which are now for sale through the museum and sold worldwide.
My contribution focused on exhibit design, creative direction and strategic planning such as audience development, on-line engagement, community partnerships and creating new sources for funds.
In addition I participated in conferences such as ASTC, engaged in public speaking on behalf of the museum, trained staff and volunteers, and did labor union and management work on the evolving organizational structure of the museum.
The Outdoors Exploratorium was a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It was staged at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California in 2009. The main idea behind this project was to install site-specific exhibits, available to the public for free that would provide was was termed noticing skills, meaning the hope was to provide users with enhanced abilities to observe their surroundings themselves.
The publication for this project can be downloaded as a PDF here.
I was an exhibit developer on The Outdoors Exploratorium from 2006 until its completion in March 2009. My contributions were focused on the exhibits Audio Post, House of Days, Portable Observatories and Speed of sound.
Below is a video feature on Speed of Sound, published by the Bay Area TV-station KQED in March of 2010.
This video shows snippets of several exhibits I worked on, including Speed of Sound and Sky Mirror.