While with Cortina Productions I was the lead interactive designer for this ground-breaking exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. In over 20 interactive experiences, visitors become active participants in science experiments, many of which are carried out directly in front of them.
“The FIRE – Combustion exhibit at the Museum of Science of Industry is a fabulous example of the happy collision between the real and the virtual, using digital tools to look at real phenomena in a new way. Through multiple interactive installations, the exhibit illustrates the chemistry of fire with surprising ease and simplicity; visitors can conduct a live-fire experiment, learn about combustion, engage in educational simulations, and make virtual fireworks that can be emailed home. The panel found the exhibit to be an exemplary model for how technology can be applied in service to an educational goal that would otherwise challenge museum educators, and were particularly impressed by the way the exhibit engages visitors in the scientific method, empowering them to conduct real and virtual experiments that can't be done at home.”
— American Association of Museums