Making Feed

I’ve been binge-watching the reality show “The Great British Bake Off” for the past couple of months. For those that haven’t watched it, “The Great British Bake Off” is a baking competition in the UK where amateur bakers compete in a weekly series of cooking challenges, set by two expert... Read more →


Give a listen to the latest episode of "Object Oriented," the podcast on digital learning in collections-based museums, hosted by Eve Gaus of the Field Museum, Barry Joseph of the American Museum of Natural History and myself. In this show, we focus on what's new at our respective institutions, and... Read more →


A couple of years ago, I met Simone Giertz, a young Swedish woman interested in lindy hop and making electronic gadgets. That's three things that I love in one person: dancing lindy hop! making electronic gadgets! being Swedish! Chatting with Simone at a lindy hop social, I mentioned that I... Read more →


I have been helping lead one of our teen project groups for the internship program at the Academy. Project groups are opportunities for our interns to work together on some longer term project or topic, supported by a staff person, over the course of a semester. My project group is... Read more →


Okay, it took awhile to get out episode three of our podcast "Object Oriented," but we are pretty excited about this one. In this episode, Eve, Barry and tackle one of the most exciting new trends in museums and other learning institutions: the Maker Movement. I begin with the basic... Read more →


I haven't been in a Gap store for years. But I have to say that I'm loving this new Gap Kids "ED" line, Ellen Degeneres' new clothing line that celebrates girls doing lots of "non-girly" things. I love that this has actual kids who play drums, start businesses, dance, skate... Read more →