What could be more compelling than asking visitors to tell stories of their relationships with their own dogs? When I was first approached by California Science Center about providing a Storykiosk for their traveling exhibit, I knew it would be a hit. And looking at the review server for the installation, I see hundreds of heartfelt stories confirming this…
I had the pleasure of visiting the installation a couple weeks ago at its current venue, Museum of Science, Boston. It was a school vacation week, and was it busy! Visitors flowed throughout the exhibit with a variety of engaging dog related activities. The exhibit also incorporates a Storykiosk and a separate playback station, with attractive design and project development/management by Unified Field.
We asked visitors a variety of questions related to their four-legged friends:
- How did you know your dog was the one for you?
- What’s special about your relationship with your dog?
- Tell us about a challenge you and your dog faced.
- How has your relationship changed as your dog grows older?
- What’s your favorite memory with your dog?
My son recorded a story about our beloved Daisy, who passed away a couple years ago now. It was sweet and a little sad too, and I appreciated the moment together to reflect on our emotional connections in the context of a science museum exhibit. I look forward to watching the new stories roll in as the exhibit makes its way around the country…
(reblogged from our Techmuse Blog at parent company Brad Larson Media)