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Participatory Exhibit Design

This little essay was written in the planning stages of Galileo’s World (last modified on Jan 29, 2015).  While for lack of time our actual implementation of Galileo’s World fell short of the participatory ideals sketched below, this theory of … Continue reading

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What is a Participatory Exhibit?

Focus Questions for Galileo’s World Is the intended audience the university or scholarly community or is it designed for broad public engagement?  The theme of Galileo’s world was “bringing worlds together.  We connected the World of OU with the World … Continue reading

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Exhibit Education OMA

In early summer 2016, David Davis and Kerry Magruder wrote three short, one-page reports about Galileo’s World as part of the successful application process for three awards from the Oklahoma Museum Association.  The separate reports, each reproduced here, focus on Exhibit design, technology, and … Continue reading

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Exhbiit Design OMA

In early summer 2016, David Davis and Kerry Magruder wrote three short, one-page reports about Galileo’s World as part of the successful application process for three awards from the Oklahoma Museum Association.  The separate reports, each reproduced here, focus on Exhibit design, technology, and … Continue reading

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Exhibit Technology OMA

In early summer 2016, David Davis and Kerry Magruder wrote three short, one-page reports about Galileo’s World as part of the successful application process for three awards from the Oklahoma Museum Association.  The separate reports, each reproduced here, focus on Exhibit design, technology, and … Continue reading

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Participatory Exhibit Design – Storylines

This essay was written early in the planning stages of Galileo’s World (last modified on Oct 10, 2014).  For lack of time these ideas were not implemented as planned, but maybe they will be applied somehow in the next exhibit!  The … Continue reading

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Galileo’s World Symposium introduction

This video was the opening talk of an all-day Symposium held at the Sam Noble Museum as part of the Galileo’s World exhibition in Spring 2015. After initial comments by Rick Luce, Dean of Libraries, my purpose was twofold: to … Continue reading

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Marilyn B. Ogilvie Celebration

Above: Marilyn B. Ogilvie, portrait by Mike Wimmer in the Marilyn B. Ogilvie Room, Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor, University of Oklahoma History of Science Collections. Marilyn B. Ogilvie, a specialist on women in science, served as the second curator … Continue reading

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Johann Kepler, Harmonices mundi (Linz, 1619)

In this work, Kepler integrated theoretical astronomy and music, showing that the motions of the planets employ the same numerical ratios as the most harmonious musical scales. Kepler’s “harmonic law” still describes how planets and stars and satellites and galaxies … Continue reading

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Galileo Church

Watch at Vimeo | Download slides/script PDF This coming Wednesday, May 3, 2023, I’m looking forward to speaking at McFarlin Methodist Church here in Norman on Galileo and the Roman Church. This post is a landing page for resources related … Continue reading

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