December 17, 2007
The Tech Virtual Museum
The Tech Museum of Innovation is a real world museum of technology and science in San Jose, California and they have created a virtual museum in SL where they are staging an exhibit creation challenge. The theme is "Art, Film & Music".
Daily tours of the museum are at 11am SL time.
- Rezago Kokorin
from the Tech Museum notecard:
"Welcome to The Tech Virtual, the museum where you are the exhibit designer.
This virtual museum is part of a larger project to invite all kinds of creative people--scientists, artists, SL and RL inventors--to create and realize exhibits for The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA. We are currently soliciting ideas for exhibits for an upcoming exhibition on art, film, music, and technology. The best virtual exhibit concepts will be eligible for cash prizes and will be co-developed as real exhibits for the physical museum.
You are welcome to explore the museum, which includes a tutorial on exhibit design (lower level) and some sample interactive art exhibits (upper level). When you are ready to start designing your own exhibits, go to www.thetechvirtual.org. On that site, you can create new projects, join project teams, and start designing.
Once you are ready to start prototyping in Second Life, visit Parkside Hall to receive some building space and support. In the meantime, we are offering lots of classes in building, scripting, and miscellaneous Second Life and exhibit design topics. You can always go and build in the Sandbox Dome on the corner of the island.
If you have any questions about this museum, designing exhibits, or The Tech Virtual project, please contact Avi Marquez. There are also open information sessions every Friday at 10am outside by the fountains. "
The Tech Museum of Innovation in SL
The Tech Virtual Museum Workshop website