Soldering At The Science Museum

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Last night, Google held its second “Luvvies and Boffins” event at The Science Museum. Part of the Science Museum Lates – an adults-only evening event. As well as tours of the museum exhibits, there was a chance at some hands-on science. We were led by an excellent team from Technology Will Save Us. A group…

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Museums Showoff

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This was the sign that greeted me as I made my way into The Camden Head for the first Museums Showoff… Now, I’ve no idea why I was the headliner – but I certainly wasn’t going to complain! Museums Showoff is a spin-off from the popular Science Showoff. The idea is that ten speakers come…

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QRator – QR Codes in the Petrie Museum

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As promised earlier this week, I popped over to London’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology to take a look at what they’re doing with QR codes. The staff were very friendly and quite happy to chat about their experiences with the codes. I’d like to thank them for taking the time to talk to me…

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QR Codes In Museums

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It seems that all good ideas are invented simultaneously. Calculus was arrived at by both Leibniz and Netwon, Gray and Bell invented the telephone within days of each other, and the electric car is currenly being pursued by many different manufacturers. Now it looks like sticking QR codes onto museum exhibits is the next big…

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Introducing QRpedia

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My new project – QRpedia – gets its first official outing at Derby Museum’s Backstage Pass this Saturday. Do come along if you’re in the area. Before then, I thought I’d give you a sneak-peek at what’s happening. In February, there was a discussion on this blog about using QR codes in museums to link…

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