The New Exploratorium: Hands-On Science Makes Splash on San Francisco Waterfront

Trash Clock, San Francisco ExploratoriumTrash Sweepers Clock – All Photos (c) Russell Johnson

San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a reboot of the pioneering, hands-on science museum that had lived in a dark cavern at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts for 43 years is now open on the city’s waterfront, “on the front porch of San Francisco,” says Executive Director Dennis Bartels. The Exploratorium has expanded to 330 thousand square feet of Pier 15 with 600 exhibits, some outside, some inside, all engineered to generate enough “ooh” to please adults and enough “ick” to please kids.


Connected Traveler Technology Showcase Panels at the New York Times Travel Show

Connected Traveler Technology Showcase at the New York Times Travel Show
Digital cameras, mobile phones, tablets, apps and electronic gadgets were the subjects of the New York Times Travel Show’s first-ever panels on technologies that make travel easier, more rewarding and more fun. I moderated three sessions with:

Condé Nast Traveler’s Director of Consumer News and Digital Community Wendy Perrin, LAPTOP Magazine editor Mark Spoonauer, Digital imaging expert, author and photographer Sally Wiener Grotta, Food Blogger and author of dining app “Rome for Foodies” Katie Parla,  Pascal de Hesselle of global mobile operator Truphone, Bob Gulino of wearable camera company Looxcie, Rachel Zisser of Condition One demonstrating a player that displays 180% interactive video on an iPad.