Spring 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting

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The Exploratorium and K20

Time 04/20/04 03:00PM-04:00PM

Session Abstract

Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as educational centers. This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, who devoted his efforts to it -- and was its director -- until his death in 1985. Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web and now is a leader in the use of advanced networks among U.S. museums. This session will provide an overview of these advanced networking and applications efforts, both existing and anticipated, and suggest implications for other museums, science centers, and libraries.

Speakers

Speaker Rob Semper Exploratorium

Speaker Louis Fox Internet2

Speaker Noah Wittman Exploratorium

Speaker Charles Carlson Exploratorium

Secondary tracks K20 Initiative