I started my career helping build and educating in some of the first exhibits for what was then known as Zeum (now the Children’s Creativity Museum) in San Francisco. Museums and creating interactive exhibits have continued to be an important part of my career in various ways.
As an artist, many of my most significant installations and performances have taken form in the context of museums. Some examples are Fermentophone at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Mushroom Vest at the Peabody Essex Museum, and Revenge of the Lawn at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
As an educator at WPI, I’ve been fortunate to partner with some amazing museums, both local and far-flung. I’ve advised student projects that created interactive exhibition multimedia for the Worcester Art Museum, assisted curators in designing exhibits at the London Design Museum, developed crowd-sourced participatory data collection at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and helped assess museum educator training at the British Museum, among others.