Why Aren't There More Female Scientists,... →
newshour: “Frequently, you see women relegated to very traditional roles - I’ll build the robot, and you can be secretary for the group. Unless you’re very assertive, men can take over the group.” - Angela Bielefeldt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Bounder Join us for a live chat tomorrow at noon as we make sense of some of these numbers: + In...
The Works at NYSCI: Design Lab Progress →
theworks-nysci: When we first started working on Design Lab, we invited a number of exhibition firms to come in to talk to us about how we might collaborate on this project. This process helped us to realize that we were not really creating an exhibition space per se, but rather an armature or environment…
Maker Space: Cool New Attraction at New York Hall... →
Great article by Mommy Poppins on our new Maker Space area at NYSCI. Don’t forget that this Saturday 1 – 3 pm we’re having a workshop on Drum making in there - and the whole family is encouraged to join in! Free with NYSCI admission.
Explainers at NYSCI: The Most Memorable experience... →
explainers-nysci: I recently interviewed Pre School Place resident and avid drummer, Chantel Chambers, on the most memorable experience she’s had working at the Hall of Science. Chantel: It’s hard to pick (a most memorable one) because there are so many! (laughs) Oh I know! The time I got to feed the spiders. I…
Collaboration with the New York Hall of Science! →
It is official! Modular//Neuroid and The New York Hall of Science will be collaborating to create a multi-layered experience for middle and high school students in a project titled Collect, Construct, Change(C³). The project will give students the chance to collect data on environmental pollution in the field, and then offer them a platform in which to experience this data. This experience will...
Hands-On help with Science projects
In response to a teachers plea for science resources, we’ve gathered some links and lessons from the Teachers Talkingscience site, some of which NYSCI has written and which extend the learning of Science Friday videos. Most of these have videos and associated lesson plans: Comparative Metabolism and Energy use: ‘Decaying Science’ (lesson plan included)...
Prototyping Shadow Puppets @ NYSCI
designlab-nysci: This is a brief video that we placed at the entrance to one of current activities that we’re prototyping with visitors at the museum, Shadow Puppets.
Mathematica and the next generation of Big Data...
http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2012/04/mathematica-the-next-generation.html NYSCI’s Eric Siegel is guest blogger on IBM’s Build A Smarter Planet blog today: To celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world, IBM has released Minds of Modern Mathematics, a free iPad app that re-imagines a classic 50-foot infographic on the history of math that was part of the Mathematica...
The world has changed a lot since you were a wide-eyed, innocent kid playing with your handmade sock puppet. Puppets have come a long way too. This week, NYSCI opens Puppet Parade, a new type of puppetry created by Design I/O that uses computers and Xboxes to merge the movements of real people with projections of larger-than-life creatures. Puppeteers control the animals using their hands and...
There is Still Time to Enter Google Science Fair... →
Google has just announced it is re-opening submissions starting one minute before midnight this Thursday, April 5, and ending one minute before midnight on Friday, April 6.
Setting up #PuppetParade at NYSCI
design-ionysci: We’re super excited to announce that Puppet Parade will be at NYSCI April 8th - May 6th 2012. Here are some photos of us getting it setup and ready for the public. See a video of the project here.
@39forks creates a quick video of Design Lab's...