New Ways of Looking and Learning in Natural History Museums: The Use of Gigapixel Imaging to Bring Science and Publics Together

January 7th, 2013 | RESEARCH

This article describes a series of demonstration projects that use multiscalar gigapixel image technology to iteratively design, test, and study how visitors learn to observe more scientifically in museums, online, and through museum-based programming. We consider how the particular affordances of systems like these can move science communication and learning from didactic approaches centered on one-way communication toward technology platforms that encourage shared observation, dialogue, and engagement.


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Team Members

University of Pittsburgh, Contributor
Marti Louw, Principal Investigator, University of Pittsburgh


Publication: Curator: The Museum Journal
Volume: 56
Number: 1
Page(s): 87

Related URLs
Gigapixel Cyberinfrastructure for Participatory Science Learning


Audience: Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media