In The News
Newspapers. Radio. TV. Magazines. Podcasts. If they make them, I’ve used them to promote the innovations I advance.
GIZMODO | CAPTURING DINOSAURS
In July, 2013, Gizmodo published AMNH 3D-Printing Camp: Let’s Make Some Dinos
VICE’S MOTHERBOARD | MICRORANGERS & GUTSY
In May, 2016, Vice’s Motherboard’s How Games Are Changing the Museum Experience covered a variety of efforts around the Museum to explore how games can enhance the visitor experience – from exhibit-based interactives (Flap Like a Pterosaurs), Hall-based games (MicroRangers), to tabletop gaming (Gutsy).
THE WEEK | VIDEO BRIDGE
In November, 2015, The Week ran The high-tech museums of the future, an excellent exploration of how we were experimenting with telepresence robots to connect visitors to our cultural halls with individuals from the represented communities.
A.P. | VIRTUAL REALITY & VIDEO BRIDGE
In December 2016, this lovely A.P. piece, 5 Ways Museums Are Using Technology for New Experiences, focused on a number of museums and included many examples from AMNH, including the VR Weevil experience and our use of the telepresence robot to support our Video Bridge project.
VERGE | AUGMENTED REALITY
In May, 2017, a new piece came out in the Verge, 20,000-year-old artifacts, 21st century technology: Museums are turning to virtual reality, apps, and interactive experiences to keep tech-savvy visitors engaged. It’s a lovely overview of how a number of NYC-based museums were taking on this topic, including my work on AR in the Museum’s Science Bulletins department.
WALL STREET JOURNAL | VIDEO BRIDGE
In October, 2015, the Wall Street Journal wrote a detailed article, Robo Tour Guides Are Ready to Roll at Museums, that beautifully detailed our efforts using telepresence robots to work with the Haida Gwaii Museum to tour visitors in NYC through the cultural treasures from their community.
NYTIMES | MINECRAFT & PTEROSAURS
In March, 2014, the NYTimes wrote the following piece, At Play in Skies of Cretaceous Era, about how the Museum is, in their words, “an eager participant in a 21st-century movement to use games and interactive digital experiences to help museumgoers learn.” One paragraph addressed games-based learning within our youth education programs:
"The museum hosts educational programs that use the hugely popular video game Minecraft to teach science to high school students. And over the last six months, another group of students has been creating a card game about pterosaurs using artwork and research that comes directly from a Museum of Natural History exhibit that is scheduled to open in April."
NYTIMES | MICRORANGERS
The April, 2016 NYTime’s Art & Design section featured an article on the launch of MicroRangers, Solving Mysteries at the American Museum of Natural History, Smartphone in Hand.
NY1 | PTEROSAURS
In April, 2014, NY1 caught me at the 11th Annual Games For Change Festival demonstrating the augmented reality app for the Museum’s new pterosaurs card game.
NYTIMES MAGAZINE | MINECRAFT
The seminal April, 2016 New York Times cover article, The Minecraft Generation, by Clive Thompson, features both me and my son.
NEW YORK TIMES | VIDEO BRIDGE
In March, 2017, the New York Times featured an article, Let a Robot Be Your Museum Tour Guide, that explored the emerging role of telepresence robots within museum halls. The article included a paragraph about our Video Bridge project:
"The American Museum of Natural History has also used robots powered by distant tour guides: indigenous people from Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the north coast of British Columbia, for an exhibition involving their culture."
QUARTZ VIDEO | SELTZER
Why is seltzer having a moment? And where did seltzer come from? These questions and more are addressed in this great new journalistic video about seltzer, which features me (and I helped them with their history, graphs, and image/video research as well). It is presented with humor and is informative.