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Science Center

An Open Letter

By Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand I am enjoying the clarity distance offers. It seems that from the other side of the world I have a better view of the condition of Science Centers in the United States. I have posted my predictions 2010, 2011, 2012. Why don’t we have standards …

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Schizophrenic Smithsonian

Link to Slide Show The Concorde and the Boeing Dash 80 are surrounded by smaller aircraft on the south end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar. Photo by, Carolyn Russo, NASM, Smithsonian Institute From the Wall Street Journal July 16, 2009 By Roy J. Harris, JR. Chantilly, Va. Link to Article …

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Hackerspaces

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 …

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Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

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 …

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