Monthly Archives: May 2012

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AAM Rundown 6: An Interview with Harriet Lynn

Harriet Lynn

This next interviewee was my roommate for AAM2012, and I just have to take the time to make a quick plug in favor of finding a roommate for future AAM meetings. The conference is expensive (as my supporters know), but you can minimize the dent in your wallet by splitting the cost of one of Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 5: Media and Technology MUSE Awards

AAM's media and technology MUSE awards

This year was the 23rd Annual MUSE Awards, brought to you by AAM’s Media and Technology committee. You can read about all the various nominees, honorees and winners in more detail at the actual MUSE homepage, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to comment on the ones that I thought sounded the coolest. Audio Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 4: Narrative as a Platform for Public Engagement

"Follow the North Star" experience at Conner Prairie

I am a huge proponent of storytelling. It’s why I became a film major, and it’s why I went the museum route with my interest in science education. One of my favorite speeches is Robert Krulwich’s commencement address to the California Institute of Technology, titled “Tell Me A Story“. You can go check it out Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 3: A Conversation with Kevin Sayama

Kevin Sayama from C&G Partners

A number of lovely, generous people in my life donated money to help get me to AAM this year. I promised that I would report back about the sessions I attended, as well as interview fellow attendees, as a way of showing just what they helped pay for. It also allows for some vicarious AAM Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 2: 75 Ways to Connect in 75 Minutes

example of crowdsourcing and visitor participation

I have to admit, I missed some of this session because I tried attending another one. “An Update on Art and Science Collaborative Approaches” sounded like it had a lot of potential, especially for someone like me who loves both art and science. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as inspiring as I had hoped it would be. Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown: Effectively Using Evaluation Data

Minneapolis Convention Center

Hello my lovelies! I’m finally back in Nashville and safely entrenched in front of my computer, so I can start writing up everything that happened. In the next few days I’ll be loading my interviews (some formal, and some informal), the take-aways from the various sessions and workshops, and a couple impressions of Minneapolis museums. Continue Reading →