Now With Slightly More Swedish

I’m so pleased to share that my recent piece, “Telling Stories with Invisible Objects,” was republished by Riksutställningar, The Swedish Exhibition Agency – and in Swedish, too! Att organisera berättelser kring föremål verkar vettigt i utställningsform. Men i en podcast eller ett öde landskap? SPANA:s gästskribent Katie Bowell skriver om konsten att bygga berättelser kring det som…

Museum Links

The things that interested and inspired me this week. History Young people have been ruining everything forever Historic black and white photos colorized Is Orange Is The New Black just a modern version of the 19th-century slave narrative? Science Body system infographics Rawr, indeed Science vs. Harry Potter. Who wins? Art The most gorgeous photographs…

Museum Links

History An interview with the author of Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom. There’s a reference to roller derby. The history of people having sexy times with statues. I want to go on that museum tour! One of only two known New York City Underground Railroad stops is in…

Monday Links

History Criticism of the New York Historical Society’s selective narrative in the exhibit, “Aids in New York: The First Five Years.” Could you pass this 101-year old test for 8th graders? Hint: some of the geography’s changed a bit since then. Science There are two new, and potentially scientifically significant dinosaur skeletons. And they’re not going to a…

Blogroll Updates

I’ve updated my blogroll to reflect all the blogs I’m majorly (and not-so-secretly) crushing on at the moment. Most of the new links are about museums (quelle surprise), but the sections on all-other-things-awesome (science, storytelling, thinkers, etc.) are growing. Check them out – nothing but stellar writers and ideas all the way. Do you have…

Museum Links

What interested me this week: How can people have the option of paying for digital content? Subbable provides an interesting model. This video of a vintage photo being restored with Photoshop is very cool. Steph Taylor at Eight Crayon Science looks at the representations of science and scientists in Pacific Rim. Go for the awesome…

Monday Links

The news, discussions, and people who’ve inspired, challenged, and interested me this week. A new nano-particle spray makes anything waterproof. Science museums, get on this! Blackfish, the new documentary about the death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau, looks at the tensions between captivity, conservation, and education, ultimately asking whether animals like orcas should ever…