You Can't Do That in Museums!

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At ASTC 2008, Nina Simon, Eric Siegel, Kathy McLean, and Tom Rockwell presented these provocations in a session intended to explore self-censorship in the creation of museum exhibitions (with a focus …

At ASTC 2008, Nina Simon, Eric Siegel, Kathy McLean, and Tom Rockwell presented these provocations in a session intended to explore self-censorship in the creation of museum exhibitions (with a focus on science and technology centers).

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  • 1. YOU CAN’T DO THAT IN MUSEUMS! So don’t even think about it, jerk. Featuring Kathy McLean, Tom Rockwell, Eric Siegel, and Nina Simon
  • 2. Image credit: Dimitry van den Berg
  • 3. RELIGION POLITICS SATIRE SUBJECTIVITY SEX Image credits: Curtis Perry, Dana Logan, Niall Blackburn
  • 4. OUR PLAN share provocative examples on the topics we’ve identified throw it out to you for your thoughts and connections hold a participatory discussion while Tom and Kathy draw as quickly as possible
  • 5. FINDING RELIGION
  • 6. GETTING POLITICAL
  • 7. MODERN FUNNY
  • 8. Image credit: infinite_pi
  • 9. EMBRACING SUBJECTIVITY
  • 10. THIS IS NOT A DNA MOLECULE.
  • 11. “I am not an abstract painter. I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny.” Mark Rothko
  • 12. SEX
  • 13. RELIGION POLITICS SATIRE SUBJECTIVITY SEX
  • 14. WHY?
  • 15. If you want to follow up with us... Kathy McLean - kmclean@ind-x.org Tom Rockwell - trockwell@exploratorium.edu Eric Siegel - esiegel@nyscience.org Nina Simon - nina@museumtwo.com slides will be posted on www.museumtwo.com next week