The Foundations of Interactive Exhibit Design: An Historical Discussion

Monday, October 1, 2018: 4:15 PM-5:30 PM
Meeting Room 15 (Connecticut Convention Center)
Session Leader:
Rob Semper, Associate Executive Director and Director of Laboratory, Exploratorium
Session Moderator:
Rob Semper, Associate Executive Director and Director of Laboratory, Exploratorium
Presenter:
Arne Schirrmacher, Heisenberg Fellow at the Department of History of Humboldt University in Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Interactive exhibits became the signature of science centers that developed in the 60’s. While the design of these exhibits seemed to have developed independently, there is evidence that suggests a common history. This presentation by an historian will examine their history and support a discussion of the nature of interactivity.

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