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Monday, May 2 • 2:35pm - 3:35pm
The NYCMER Digital Playground: Exploring New Tools for Creating and Distributing Digital Content in Museums

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Many museum education departments across New York City experiment with the incorporation of digital tools into innovative and engaging learning programs. This session brings together several of these organizations to offer the first ever NYCMER Digital Playground. In an exhibithall style set-up, come learn about digital tools being explored across the city, explore what these digital tools afford for museum-based learning, speak with the educators innovating the future, and experiment with the technology yourself. Check out the latest in augmented reality, mobile game design, telepresence robotics, and more. 


Hannah Jaris

Hannah Jaris is a Senior Coordinator at the American Museum of Natural History where she develops, implements, and manages out of school time programs for New York City youth. With a background as a researcher in Molecular Biology and Environmental Science and Policy she enjoys working... Read More →

Erica Kermani

Erica Kermani is Director of Community Engagement at Eyebeam, where she develops and produces project-based public programming around art, technology, social justice, access and openness, and youth development. In collaboration with other artists, technologists, and educators, she... Read More →

Leigh Wells

Leigh Wells is Education Program Coordinator at the Museum of the Moving Image, where she works with the Museum’s education team to provide thoughtful and energetic education programs. While at MMI, Leigh has also developed and collaborated on curriculum and programming to introduce... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 2:35pm - 3:35pm EDT
Education Center 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016