27. Yo, Museum Professionals
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September 11, 2017
Yo, museum professionals: exhibitions aimed at kids should not include interactive screens in galleries. You’re undermining your mission!— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) September 4, 2017 Notably missing from discussions like these is a willingness to defend the interactive screen. The defense is simple: concepts that museums are tasked with teaching aren’t tangible anymore. Today’s students learn complex concepts that kids weren’t exposed to a generation ago. Even basic knowledge of science today requires a deep understanding of systems and ecosystems and how they interact at different scales. Interactive screens provide the conceptual tools, like rescaling and simulation, that help with that understanding.In this episode, I describe how an interactive screen can teach global climate change in ways an object can’t.Support Museum Archipelago