Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision towards our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit — a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station, uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.

Duration: 20 minutes.

Schedule:
November 22, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Showtimes: 11 am & 1 pm

Price:
$6 adults, $5 children, students, and seniors, plus NYSCI admission.
(Members: $4 per person; free for Family Explorer members.)

Reserved school groups: $4 per person, plus group admission.

 

*Please be advised, purchase of museum admission is required in order to visit our 3D theater.

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Based on new scientific information and personal experiences, the international Open Call for this exhibition asked artists and scientists to help create a new public perception of OCEAN by sharing creative visions of our deep connections to her, the health issues she faces, and feelings she inspires in us. This juried exhibition was organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI).

Free with NYSCI admission.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position


Weather is one of the most dynamic forces shaping our planet, but now it’s more extreme and complex than ever. Extreme Weather takes you where few have gone. Travel to the edge of 300-foot-tall glaciers collapsing, to the front lines of massive wildfires, directly in the path of deadly, yet mesmerizing, tornadoes. Follow researchers and everyday heroes as they uncover surprising connections to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.

Duration: 40 minutes.

Schedule:
September 9 – October 15, 2017
Daily at 12 pm

Price:
$6 adults, $5 children, students, and seniors, plus NYSCI admission.
(Members: $4 per person; free for Family Explorer members.)

Reserved school groups: $4 per person, plus group admission.

 

*Please be advised, purchase of museum admission is required in order to visit our 3D theater.

Buy tickets

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Where are you viewing the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st? NYC is not in the “path of totality,” which means that we will not be able to see a total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon, but we will be able to see a partial eclipse. Please join us between 1 – 4 pm for a viewing party. We will have a variety of ways to safely view the eclipse, and you can make your own pinhole projector. We will also have eclipse glasses to share. We do not have enough glasses for everyone to have their own, so if you have glasses, please bring them or be willing to share.

 
Estimated Eclipse timeline:
1:23 pm Partial Eclipse begins: The Moon touches the Sun’s edge.
2:44 pm Maximum Eclipse: The Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.
4 pm Partial Eclipse ends: The Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

 

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

During Summer 2017, NYSCI is taking its After Dark events off-site via a series of “field trips.” These gatherings will serve as introductions to some inspiring local groups and community partners via tours, workshops, talks and hands-on activities. Each event will highlight the uniqueness of the establishment we’re visiting, and will include food and/or beverage tasting and provide insights from local experts. This summer, join us on location at an urban farm, a boat club and a rooftop vineyard.

 

Location: North Brooklyn Boat Club, 437 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Join us for a night with our friends at the North Brooklyn Boat Club. Paddle a canoe, find out about life in Newtown Creek, and enjoy a cool drink as you relax by the fire.

This event is free, suggested donation of $5 – $10. Drinks available for purchase.
 
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6:30 – 8 pm: Canoe Paddles
Join trained guides from the North Brooklyn Boat Club for short trips on Newtown Creek in our 25-foot big canoes. Work together with everyone on the boat to forge a unique NYC experience, and see the city in a new way.

We will try to assure that everyone who shows uses our war canoes, but the earlier you arrive the better your chance of paddling.  All voyages are led by certified trip leaders and include some of the best views of the city. This is a great way to check out the boatyard and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Please join us and see the city in a whole new way.

6:30 – 9 pm: Ed Shed Open House
Stop by the Education Shed as we observe the microscopic life teeming in Newtown Creek, examine the oysters living off our dock, and chat about the ongoing restoration projects taking place in the creek.

8 pm: CSOs & Urban Ecology
Education Coordinator Rebecca Pryor will give a brief talk followed by a discussion on the New York City combined sewer system and zoning practices that have caused ongoing pollution to the creek. As a master’s candidate in urban planning with a background in education, Rebecca strives to explore the intersection between the built, social and natural environments when analyzing urban ecology.

 

The North Brooklyn Boat Club
The North Brooklyn Boat Club (NBBC) is dedicated to enabling and advocating for human-powered boating on the waterways bordering Greenpoint and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The organization encourages local citizens to be effective stewards of urban ecology through recreation and education.

The NBBC comprises local kayakers, canoeists, sailors, environmentalists, boat builders, community leaders and activists. NBBC is an open group and invites anyone with an interest in boating, open space, environmental education and nautical recreation to join their public events and open meetings and to consider membership and volunteering.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI was recently awarded two MUSE awards, prestigious national honors for outstanding achievement in digital media. The award is given to museums, galleries, libraries and archives around the country that use digital media to engage their audiences and enhance the visitor experience.

Peggy Monahan, NYSCI’s creative director of exhibit development, and Geralyn Abinader, producer at NYSCI, at the MUSE Awards ceremony on May 7 in St. Louis, Mo.

NYSCI’s exhibition Connected Worlds received the gold award, the top award in the category, for interpretive interactive installations. The exhibition, a favorite with museum visitors, is the result of a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O and CIESIN, Columbia University. Presenter Stacey Mann from Night Kitchen Interactive explained why Connected Worlds received the award:

“The creation of a fictional world to communicate complex ideas like the ecological connections among different biomes is highly significant. It’s a remarkable accomplishment on all fronts. … Pretty complex concepts are being planted here … This project is apt to influence thinking about immersion and simulation experiences moving forward.”

The bronze award for education and outreach was awarded to NYSCI’s ebook, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think. When presenting the award to NYSCI, Stephanie Pau of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art said:

“Most e-books serve as a glorified PDF. Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think took the content from an exhibition and put them into a book that leverages technology and interaction, not just a PDF. The entries and activities are fun and informative and clearly organized for the target audience. There is just the right amount of information, and the integration of short videos, interactive games, 3D imagery, brain scans and challenges make this resource interactive and personalized, rather than linear and static.”

Visitors interact with Wild Minds the exhibition at NYSCI. The award-winning ebook, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, was based on the popular exhibition.

 

The winning projects were chosen by an international group of technology professionals and were presented by the American Alliance of Museums. The awards were announced at a ceremony held on May 7 in St. Louis, Mo.

Connected Worlds is made possible with generous support from The JPB Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Google Inc., The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Xylem. The Wild Minds project was supported by the National Science Foundation. All opinions and findings solely represent the views of the New York Hall of Science.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Celebrate Earth Day at NYSCI! Reuse, recycle and rethink how to respond to climate change. Take part in hands-on activities, learn how personal choices impact the climate, and come up with solutions and strategies to combat climate change.

 

Rethink and respond to climate change with these hands-on activities in Design Lab.

  • Emergency Structures – Climate change is leading to more frequent extreme weather events. Engineer a structure using dowels and rubber bands that can fit you and your family and can keep you safe through a storm.
  • Tote Bag Screen Printing – Customize your own tote bag by adding your own screen-printed design and learn about ways to reduce your waste.
  • Urban Planning in Empty Spaces with CUSP – Climate change is expected to bring hotter summers and more severe rainfall events to New York City. Act as an urban planner to redesign a vacant lot while considering different solution strategies.
  • Recycled Animation – Tell a story about the environment by directing your own stop motion sequence.

The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to climate change education through local and relevant solutions.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Event Description:
6:30 pm: Wine Reception
7 – 8:30 pm: Moderated Discussion and Q&A
 
Why has this topic been so difficult to address? What are the current priorities for communicating about climate change? What can we expect from the current administration on climate policy and research? What can we all be doing to support efforts to make the kind of change we want?
 
On the eve of Earth Day, join the NYSCI in Manhattan, and meet three pairs of artists and scientists who have created new artworks about current climate change research. These works, currently on view at ARTech (a free, pop-up activity center for children hosted by Meatpacking Business Improvement District, through April 29) present the perfect inspiration and platform for diving into an honest and timely conversation about the imperative and challenges of communication about climate change. Led by Reply All’s senior reporter, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, this conversation will cover many climate change angles.
 
Limited capacity. Ages 21 and older.
 
This event will be held in lower Manhattan. Those who R.S.V.P. will receive an email with the exact address.

 

About ARTech
NYSCI commissioned three artworks during 2016 as part of the ACCESS project, an annual exhibition series that fosters collaborations between visual artists and scientists in order to make themes from NYSCI exhibits accessible in new ways, for multiple publics. ACCESS 2016 focused on the ideas explored in NYSCI’s newest exhibition, Connected Worlds: ecology, connected systems, sustainability and climate change. Each artist was paired with a scientist to bring a unique, collaborative view of scientific research, making the research more accessible and inviting to museum-goers. Artists and scientists worked together over a six-month period, with resulting works taking the form of a 3D animation, an immersive video installation, and an interactive installation/performance, presented at NYSCI: November 19, 2016 – January 29, 2017, and at ARTech: March 1 – April 28, 2017.

ARTech is a partnership between NYSCI the Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) and the Children’s Museum of the Arts. The Meatpacking BID has generously offered to support this event.

 

About the Panelists
Moderator:
Sruthi Pinnamaneni is a producer and reporter at Gimlet Media’s Reply All. She graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with honors, while assisting at the BBC-NY Bureau and a documentary production company, where she worked on the award-winning feature film, Kumare. As the audio/video correspondent at The Economist, Sruthi worked on political stories and traveled between cities and villages in India to produce an Economist video series on rural education and the informal economy in slums. Sruthi has worked on radio stories that have aired at various shows, including Reply All, Love + Radio, Studio 360, Radiolab, Marketplace, Freakonomics, Transistor, and The Splendid Table. She won the 2013 PRX STEM grant, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Science Media Award for best radio story in 2014.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #1:
Coche Gonzalez is a freelance TD/Compositor who has collaborated with various studios in the production of museum exhibitions, commercial animations and film effects. He has also taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University and the Parsons School of Design, and he cofounded the New York City design studio SOFTlab.

Jack Tseng is a paleontologist with interests in both field-based and laboratory-based research on the fossil record of carnivorous mammals. He has led or participated in dozens of fossil digs in California, Utah, Wyoming, Mexico, Taiwan, Inner Mongolia and Tibet.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #2:
Laura Chipley is a Queens-based artist who uses video, site-specific interventions and emerging technologies to explore potentials for human collaboration and to document the social and environmental impacts of energy extraction.

Hannah Zanowski has her Ph.D. in physical oceanography in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University. Her research explores the impacts of Antarctic open-ocean polynyas (vast regions of open water in the sea ice) on abyssal ocean properties and circulation.

 

Artist/Scientist Pair #3:
Carrie Dashow is a New York City-based artist working at the intersection of video, performance and visual arts. Her often-participatory work examines the undercurrents of authority, subjectivity and an indebted relationship to location.

S. Matthew Liao is a philosopher interested in a wide range of issues including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, moral psychology and bioethics. He is director and associate professor of the Center for Bioethics, and affiliated professor in the department of philosophy at New York University.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Celebrate Earth Day at NYSCI! Reuse, recycle and rethink how to respond to climate change. Take part in hands-on activities, learn how personal choices impact the climate, and come up with solutions and strategies to combat climate change.
 
This event continues on April 22

 

Take part in fun, family friendly activities to learn more about climate change and find ways to respond.

  • Extreme Events – Explore the impact that green infrastructure has on managing water runoff in the face of extreme events.
  • Empty Spaces – Act as landscape architects to redesign a vacant lot while considering different solution strategies.
  • Hidden Cost Café – Explore the carbon footprints of your favorite foods.
  • Hot Spots – Explore differences in surface temperatures of locations across the city and discuss solutions to keep New York City cool.
  • Get to the Game – Explore the carbon footprint of their game-day food and transportation choices.
  • Choices in your Neighborhood – Identify which green energy choices are available in their neighborhood by stacking different colored legos on a map.
  • Digital Map – Upload stories, videos, data and pictures related to climate change impacts or programs in your neighborhood and see what your friends and neighbors are sharing.

The Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to climate change education through local and relevant solutions.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Do you have a passion for helping the environment? Join us for STEM Night: Conservation and Energy to explore the wide range of opportunities in conservation, energy and environmental science.

Hear from guest speakers, engage in hands-on activities, and learn about different ways you can help save our planet.

 

STEM Professionals and Organizations (with more to be added):

  • Con Edison
  • Hunter College
  • The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • The Museum of Interesting Things
  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • The Lowline
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    RSVP required.

     

    Get Involved
    STEM professionals interested in sharing their experiences with students and joining this event, or educators with student groups who want to attend this event, please contact acanova@nysci.org for more information.

     

    The STEM Night series is a program of NYSCI’s Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists. 

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    View photography by Nolan Preece, whose work uses experimental photographic processes and reflects his involvement with the environmental movement.

    Nolan Preece has been working in photography and related chemical processes for over 35 years, beginning as a field photographer for environmental impact studies. His current work reflects his involvement with the environmental movement, a constant throughout his life. Trained at Utah State University at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the 1970s, Preece became intrigued with experimental photographic processes such as cliché-verre, using smoke on glass as a photographic negative.

    Preece creates chemigrams (images without lenses or a camera) by painting – applying acrylics to the surface of light-sensitive silver halide paper – and then developing and fixing it to form an image. He scans the resulting work and transforms it into a digital medium. This process is thus a combination of the physics of painting and the chemistry of photography.

    The landscape chemigrams resemble the desert, which is his home and passion, They reflect the textures, colors and shapes of the landscape in eastern Utah where he grew up and the Nevada desert where he currently lives.

    Preece’s work is in the permanent collections of 34 institutions across the country, and he has had solo exhibitions at numerous museums nationally, most recently at the Nevada Museum of Art.

    This exhibition is organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

     

    Featured Image: At Forest’s Edge, like many of the artist’s chemigrams, uses lushly swirled brushstrokes of chemicals to create an image that suggests primordial forests.

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    mobile ecosystem

    Our mobile devices can pay bills, deposit checks, connect us with friends in faraway places, provide the latest weather forecast, and make light work of an 800-page book. At this point, it seems that the only thing our digital devices can’t do is save the world. But that’s about to change.

    In a few short years, a new portable experience will be ready to take on one of our society’s most pressing issues: how to balance the needs of various stakeholders in an ecosystem.

    NYSCI’s new mobile application will challenge users to solve problems in a simulated world of playful creatures and vibrant flora. The world will be composed of interconnected ecosystems where players can control the behaviors of creatures to accomplish goals and respond to changes in the health of the habitats. The experience will allow players to work by themselves or join with friends to collaborate or compete.

    Funded by the National Science Foundation and the JPB Foundation, the initiative is a collaborative effort between NYSCI, Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, and Design I/O.

    The application was recently a part of a White House Fact Sheet listing new commitments to President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, a bold plan to give every American student the opportunity to learn computer science.

    Inspired by NYSCI’s Connected Worlds exhibition, the application will get middle school students using the kinds of computational ideas (sequences, loops, variables, conditionals and events) and models that ecologists use to solve problems in environmental science. The goal is to get kids interested in ecology, and ultimately, to use their brainpower to help save our favorite planet.

     


    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1543144.
    Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    interactive award

    Our Connected Worlds exhibition has won the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Award in the Interactive category. Steve Uzzo, NYSCI’s chief scientist, and Geralyn Abinader, NYSCI’s creative producer, accepted the award at a ceremony held at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston, Mass. on September 21.

    Connected Worlds is a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive installations, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the premier research lab for social and environmental models and sustainability indicators. The exhibition opened last year and immerses visitors in a digitally rendered experience where their gestures and movements affect the digital environment.

    The Jackson Hole Science Media Awards celebrate the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 25 special awards. More than 115 international judges screened an aggregated 2100+ hours in order to select the finalist films.

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    Interactive Finalists

    Our Connected Worlds exhibition is a finalist in the Interactive category for the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, which celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories.

    Connected Worlds is a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive installations, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the premier research lab for social and environmental models and sustainability indicators. The exhibition opened last year and immerses visitors in a digitally rendered experience where their gestures and movements affect the digital environment.

    Winners of this year’s awards will be announced on September 21 in Boston, Mass.

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    A chipmunk in a wild wood is forced to grow up fast when he finds himself alone for the first time. Facing experienced rivals and huge predators, our hero must find the courage to gather enough acorns for winter. Unless he crams his huge cheeks and subterranean winter store with at least one hundred nuts, he’ll never have the energy to survive.

    Narrated by Stephen Fry (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Tiny Giants 3D will transport audiences into our miniature hero’s astonishing world, showing that the smaller you are, the bigger the adventure. With jaw-dropping drama, this pioneering film reveals the great courage and skill essential for one of our planet’s smallest creatures to succeed in a titanic battle for survival.

    Duration: 20 minutes.

    $6 adults, $5 children, students, and seniors, plus NYSCI admission.
    (Members: $4 per person; free for Family Explorer members.)

    Reserved school groups: $4 per person, plus group admission.

    Schedule:
    July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
    Weekdays – 10:30 am & 1 pm
    Weekends & Holidays – 11 am

    *Please be advised, purchase of museum admission is required in order to visit our 3D theater.

    Buy Tickets

     

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    By Michaela Labriole.

    A group of educators huddles around a paint tray. “Whose turn is it to be the storm this time?”

    The designated “storm” pours water over a model city contained in the tray, while the other group members watch. Sponges representing things like parks or green roofs absorb the water. “We did it! Look! We prevented the trash from flowing into the river.”

    While this might seem like an experiment about street trash or the water cycle, these teachers were actually investigating how climate change is impacting New York City and the many city systems local residents rely on. Rather than learning about climate change as a collection of discreet facts to be memorized, the educators in this professional development program learned to apply systems thinking to the complex topic of climate change impacts and solutions.

    Staff from the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) facilitated this particular workshop as part of the Climate and Urban System Partnership (CUSP), a project between scientists and educators aimed at engaging city dwellers in climate change issues. The workshop participants explored the interplay between increased frequency of heavy rainstorms caused by climate change, an overloading of the wastewater system, and water management options afforded by green infrastructure projects.

    One participant said of her workshop experience:

    “(Prior to the workshop) When I thought about climate change, I thought about severe heat waves – you know, global warming. I didn’t think about rainstorms or street flooding. And I didn’t realize that we were already seeing effects of a changing climate. And I definitely had no idea how to fit this into my curriculum!”

    This teacher is not alone. A recent report, published in Science, reveals that while a majority of teachers in the United States do teach about climate change, they spend, on average, just one to two hours per academic year on the topic. Additionally, a large percentage of the teachers included in the study were found to include incorrect or inaccurate information in their teachings about climate change.

    A recent article in the New York Times notes that this level of confusion among educators may not be surprising. Many teachers didn’t have exposure to climate change information as part of their science education training and some educators may lack the confidence needed to successfully teach the subject matter fully.

    Still, while climate change is not universally included in a standard curriculum, the importance of teaching about climate change is increasingly recognized and the topic is included in the new Next Generation Science Standards.

    To address the findings of the report, it isn’t enough to simply provide teachers with more information about climate change. Traditionally, climate change has been taught using the information-deficit approach to education. Under this model, it is assumed that learners simply lack information about a topic, and that providing more information is sufficient to help people understand a concept.

    While prevalent, the information-deficit model has been shown to be ineffective in teaching about climate change. In fact, in some cases, people feel so overwhelmed by the information, they simply ignore it (Moser and Dilling 2011).1

    It’s time to move away from an information-deficit approach and embrace a systems thinking approach.

    Systems thinking is the process of examining and understanding the various parts of a system and the interactions among these components. A systems thinking approach allows both teachers and students to see complex science concepts as part of a bigger picture.

    For climate change education in particular, it’s important to take a step back and examine the impacts the changing climate has on all areas of our lives: local wildlife, flooding, public transit, water quality, etc. Similarly, what opportunities for solutions exist?

    By taking a systems approach to climate change in teacher professional development, teachers are empowered to decide how the big ideas in climate change fit in with their curriculum.

    NYSCI uses a system approach in its professional development workshops. The workshops combat misconceptions and help educators see climate change as a cross-disciplinary issue relevant to their lives and the lives of their students.

    For example, as part of the CUSP project, NYSCI develops educational opportunities, like the paint tray stormwater runoff workshop, that help learners make connections between local climate change impacts and solutions, city systems, and their own personal interests and passions.

    By understanding the complex interactions involved in a changing climate, teachers increase their own confidence in teaching about these intricate relationships, to evaluate climate change information they come across in the media, and to connect climate change content to things that are relevant to their students’ lives.

    Systems thinking at NYSCI is not limited to teacher professional development workshops or even to programs about climate change. It is also a key component of events such as SUBMERGE, NYSCI’s annual marine science festival, or in experiences like NYSCI’s immersive sustainability exhibition, Connected Worlds.

    1Moser, S.C., and Dilling, L. (2011). Communicating Climate Change: Closing The Science –Action Gap. The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society (pp. 161-176). Eds. J.S. Dryzek, R.B. Norgaard, and D. Schlosberg. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

    As manager of special projects for NYSCI, Michaela Labriole oversees NYSCI’s online programs for educators. Her expertise includes climate change education and programs that engage girls in STEM.

     

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    This week, 25 teenagers used digital cameras and tablets to observe and document pollution in Queens. The work is part of a free, weeklong program that uses photography to explore the causes of local pollution and the impacts on climate change. Participants learned basic photography and photo editing skills, and used a free software program called GIMP to design potential solutions to the environmental problems they had identified.

    The program, funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, is free and will be offered again during the April school vacation week. Email us for more information.

     

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    Opening: August 8, 3 – 5 pm. RSVP only.

    August 9 – September 13.

    Free with NYSCI Admission.

    As defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary, “moment” can mean a minute portion of time, importance, a stage in historical or logical development, or the product of quantity (as a force) and the distance to a particular axis or point.

    While presentation through visual practice has many different interpretations, artwork displays its own physical and psychological moment, as the product of a unique insight and the distance the artist has carried his or her conception. The concept of The Moment is to investigate the play of the virtual and the real, inward and outward, our intimate reflection on a surface, dark and light, or a view of self in the outside environment. The Moment is a glance to visualize a picture, an object, a location, a person, or a memory.

    The Moment uncovers artist encounters commenting upon the intersection of the inner mind and the outside environment. Artists fuse their creativity in two dimensional painting or manipulate it in new technology to discover new modes of relaying ideas, frameworks, and innovative interfaces between physical worlds in ways that provoke the imagination and problematize art interaction.

    The Moment is a live direct or indirect program that brings participants to view, physically touch, and spiritually experience elements that might be generated through graphic, sound, video, or other art presentation. Through re-interpreting the idea of festival, we take technology to a wider application in the real world. Creative humanness, when the visitor is watching a video, seated at a computer, or touching a screen, will supplement reality and increase the two dimensional plane to a time axle moment. In one direction, it points to the past, and in another direction it imagines the future.

     

    Curators:
    Luchia Meihua Lee
    C.J. Yeh


    Participating Artists:

     

    Chin Pao CHEN 陳敬寳

    CHIN PAO CHEN, Circumgyration
    CIRCUMGYRATION
    (Photography, illustrations projection)

     

    Yu-Ting FENG 馮鈺婷

    Yu-Ting FENG, Dear Deer

    Dear Deer
    (Interactive installation)

     

    Chemin HSIAO 蕭喆旻

    Chemin HSIAO, My Journey to the West
    My Journey to the West
    (Painting)

     

    Scottie HUANG 黃致傑

    Scottie HUANG, Portrait of Dandelion
    Portrait of a Dandelion
    (Interactive installation, fractal and recursive algorithm)

     

    Shih Chieh HUANG 黃世傑

    Shih Chieh HUANG, EP-2
    EP-2
    (Single chanel video)

     

    Ming Jer KUO 郭明哲

    Ming Jer KUO, Suburban Form
    Suburban Form
    (Site specific installation)

     

    Daniel LEE 李小鏡

    Daniel LEE, Origin
    Origin
    (Single Channel Video)

     

    HsiangLu MENG 孟祥璐

    Hsian LU MENG, Parts of a Whole
    Parts of a Whole
    (Site specific installation)

     

    NI Hao 倪灝

    Hao NI, Window
    Window IV, III.
    (Window installation sculptures)

     

    Amy Ching Chun WEN 溫淨淳

    Amy WEN, Senses 1
    Senses Part 1 & 2, Pupil, Touch.
    (Installation)

     

    Mennie Hsiu-Ying SHEN 沈秀穎

    Mennie SHEN, Lettergraphy
    Lettergraphy
    (Interactive/workshop)

     

    Chin Chih YANG 楊金池

    Chih Chih YANG, Enduring Love
    Enduring Love
    (Mixed Media installation, manikin, LED light, paper,wire)

     

    C.J. YEH 葉謹睿

    C J Yeh, Perfect 10
    Perfect 10
    (Interactive)

     

    Rosalie YU 余香瑩 & Alon Chitayat

    Rosalie YU, Skin Deep
    Skin Deep
    (Single channel video)

     

    Presented by the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

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    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    Opening: August 8, 3 – 5 pm. RSVP only.

    August 9 – September 13.

    Free with NYSCI Admission.

    As defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary, “moment” can mean a minute portion of time, importance, a stage in historical or logical development, or the product of quantity (as a force) and the distance to a particular axis or point.

    While presentation through visual practice has many different interpretations, artwork displays its own physical and psychological moment, as the product of a unique insight and the distance the artist has carried his or her conception. The concept of The Moment is to investigate the play of the virtual and the real, inward and outward, our intimate reflection on a surface, dark and light, or a view of self in the outside environment. The Moment is a glance to visualize a picture, an object, a location, a person, or a memory.

    The Moment uncovers artist encounters commenting upon the intersection of the inner mind and the outside environment. Artists fuse their creativity in two dimensional painting or manipulate it in new technology to discover new modes of relaying ideas, frameworks, and innovative interfaces between physical worlds in ways that provoke the imagination and problematize art interaction.

    The Moment is a live direct or indirect program that brings participants to view, physically touch, and spiritually experience elements that might be generated through graphic, sound, video, or other art presentation. Through re-interpreting the idea of festival, we take technology to a wider application in the real world. Creative humanness, when the visitor is watching a video, seated at a computer, or touching a screen, will supplement reality and increase the two dimensional plane to a time axle moment. In one direction, it points to the past, and in another direction it imagines the future.

     

    Curators:
    Luchia Meihua Lee
    C.J. Yeh


    Participating Artists:

     

    Chin Pao CHEN 陳敬寳

    CHIN PAO CHEN, Circumgyration
    CIRCUMGYRATION
    (Photography, illustrations projection)

     

    Yu-Ting FENG 馮鈺婷

    Yu-Ting FENG, Dear Deer

    Dear Deer
    (Interactive installation)

     

    Chemin HSIAO 蕭喆旻

    Chemin HSIAO, My Journey to the West
    My Journey to the West
    (Painting)

     

    Scottie HUANG 黃致傑

    Scottie HUANG, Portrait of Dandelion
    Portrait of a Dandelion
    (Interactive installation, fractal and recursive algorithm)

     

    Shih Chieh HUANG 黃世傑

    Shih Chieh HUANG, EP-2
    EP-2
    (Single chanel video)

     

    Ming Jer KUO 郭明哲

    Ming Jer KUO, Suburban Form
    Suburban Form
    (Site specific installation)

     

    Daniel LEE 李小鏡

    Daniel LEE, Origin
    Origin
    (Single Channel Video)

     

    HsiangLu MENG 孟祥璐

    Hsian LU MENG, Parts of a Whole
    Parts of a Whole
    (Site specific installation)

     

    NI Hao 倪灝

    Hao NI, Window
    Window IV, III.
    (Window installation sculptures)

     

    Amy Ching Chun WEN 溫淨淳

    Amy WEN, Senses 1
    Senses Part 1 & 2, Pupil, Touch.
    (Installation)

     

    Mennie Hsiu-Ying SHEN 沈秀穎

    Mennie SHEN, Lettergraphy
    Lettergraphy
    (Interactive/workshop)

     

    Chin Chih YANG 楊金池

    Chih Chih YANG, Enduring Love
    Enduring Love
    (Mixed Media installation, manikin, LED light, paper,wire)

     

    C.J. YEH 葉謹睿

    C J Yeh, Perfect 10
    Perfect 10
    (Interactive)

     

    Rosalie YU 余香瑩 & Alon Chitayat

    Rosalie YU, Skin Deep
    Skin Deep
    (Single channel video)

     

    Presented by the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

    TAAC Logo

     

    Background

    Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

    NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

    NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

    About the Position

    Opening: August 8, 3 – 5 pm. RSVP only.

    August 9 – September 13.

    Free with NYSCI Admission.

    As defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary, “moment” can mean a minute portion of time, importance, a stage in historical or logical development, or the product of quantity (as a force) and the distance to a particular axis or point.

    While presentation through visual practice has many different interpretations, artwork displays its own physical and psychological moment, as the product of a unique insight and the distance the artist has carried his or her conception. The concept of The Moment is to investigate the play of the virtual and the real, inward and outward, our intimate reflection on a surface, dark and light, or a view of self in the outside environment. The Moment is a glance to visualize a picture, an object, a location, a person, or a memory.

    The Moment uncovers artist encounters commenting upon the intersection of the inner mind and the outside environment. Artists fuse their creativity in two dimensional painting or manipulate it in new technology to discover new modes of relaying ideas, frameworks, and innovative interfaces between physical worlds in ways that provoke the imagination and problematize art interaction.

    The Moment is a live direct or indirect program that brings participants to view, physically touch, and spiritually experience elements that might be generated through graphic, sound, video, or other art presentation. Through re-interpreting the idea of festival, we take technology to a wider application in the real world. Creative humanness, when the visitor is watching a video, seated at a computer, or touching a screen, will supplement reality and increase the two dimensional plane to a time axle moment. In one direction, it points to the past, and in another direction it imagines the future.

     

    Curators:
    Luchia Meihua Lee
    C.J. Yeh


    Participating Artists:

     

    Chin Pao CHEN 陳敬寳

    CHIN PAO CHEN, Circumgyration
    CIRCUMGYRATION
    (Photography, illustrations projection)

     

    Yu-Ting FENG 馮鈺婷

    Yu-Ting FENG, Dear Deer

    Dear Deer
    (Interactive installation)

     

    Chemin HSIAO 蕭喆旻

    Chemin HSIAO, My Journey to the West
    My Journey to the West
    (Painting)

     

    Scottie HUANG 黃致傑

    Scottie HUANG, Portrait of Dandelion
    Portrait of a Dandelion
    (Interactive installation, fractal and recursive algorithm)

     

    Shih Chieh HUANG 黃世傑

    Shih Chieh HUANG, EP-2
    EP-2
    (Single chanel video)

     

    Ming Jer KUO 郭明哲

    Ming Jer KUO, Suburban Form
    Suburban Form
    (Site specific installation)

     

    Daniel LEE 李小鏡

    Daniel LEE, Origin
    Origin
    (Single Channel Video)

     

    HsiangLu MENG 孟祥璐

    Hsian LU MENG, Parts of a Whole
    Parts of a Whole
    (Site specific installation)

     

    NI Hao 倪灝

    Hao NI, Window
    Window IV, III.
    (Window installation sculptures)

     

    Amy Ching Chun WEN 溫淨淳

    Amy WEN, Senses 1
    Senses Part 1 & 2, Pupil, Touch.
    (Installation)

     

    Mennie Hsiu-Ying SHEN 沈秀穎

    Mennie SHEN, Lettergraphy
    Lettergraphy
    (Interactive/workshop)

     

    Chin Chih YANG 楊金池

    Chih Chih YANG, Enduring Love
    Enduring Love
    (Mixed Media installation, manikin, LED light, paper,wire)

     

    C.J. YEH 葉謹睿

    C J Yeh, Perfect 10
    Perfect 10
    (Interactive)

     

    Rosalie YU 余香瑩 & Alon Chitayat

    Rosalie YU, Skin Deep
    Skin Deep
    (Single channel video)

     

    Presented by the Taiwanese American Arts Council.

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