Adrian Van Allen
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----- Adrian Van Allen, PhD | CURRICULUM VITAE -----

 



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---------- EDUCATION ----------

2016, University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology
Dissertation: Crafting Nature: An Ethnography of Natural History Collecting in an Age of Genomics

2000, California College of Art, M.F.A., Interactive Media

1999, California College of Art, M.F.A., Photography

1997, Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., Photography

---------- CURRENT INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATIONS ----------

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Research Associate

University of California Berkeley, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Research Associate

California Academy of Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Research Associate

Social Science Research Council, Abe Fellow

---------- RESEARCH INTERESTS ----------

Museums as ethnographic field sites • Material culture and biographies of objects • Anthropologies of craft and technique with learning-through-remaking as a research methodology • The impact of emerging technologies on objects and museums, including digital imaging (photography, 3D modeling, replicas) and biotechnology (genetic sampling, biobanking) • Visual anthropology and the use of photography as a research methodology • Multispecies ethnographies and feminist science and technology studies (STS) •  History and theory of museums and collections across natural-cultural domains

---------- TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS ----------

Curation and Content Development • Exhibit Design, Prototyping and Fabrication • Grant Writing • Project Management • Workflow Mapping and Concept Visualization • Ethnographic Fieldwork • Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis • Graphic Design • Interactive Media • Photography and Photogrammetry • Printmaking and Bookbinding • Replicas of scientific instruments • Natural history specimen preparation (birds, insects, plants, small mammals)

---------- EMPLOYMENT and RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS ----------

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, 2017–2018
Postdoctoral Fellow, Département de la recherche et de l'enseignement.
Birds, Feathers, Specimens, Data: The Changing Value of Museum Collections in the Anthropocene. Research reconnects Amazonian featherwork and scientific bird skins across Paris museums, examining the bird "body multiple"

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 2017–present
Associate Researcher, Anthropology. On-going collaborations on the collection, display and circulation of specimens, artifacts and associated data.

California Academy of Sciences, 2017–present
Associate Researcher, Anthropology. On-going research on the changing use of collections, connecting biological and social scientists.

California Academy of Sciences, 2017–2018
Senior Exhibit Content Developer, Exhibits Department. Concept development for new programs and exhibits, research, science writing, exhibit design and project management.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 2014–2016
Peter Buck Fellow, Anthropology. Ethnographic fieldwork in the museum for dissertation: Crafting Nature: An Ethnography of Natural History Collecting in an Age of Genomics.  Participant observation, interviews with scientists, photographing operational sequences and learning to prepare museum specimens morphological (study skins, pinned insects) and molecular (DNA extracts, genome-quality tissues)

Cleveland Museum of Art, 2013-2015
Contractor, development/designed in-gallery tablet apps for Rembrandt Conservation and Surrealist Photography exhibits

American Academy in Rome, 2010-2011
Rome Prize in Design, created replica of a Galilean telescope and in collaboration with the Vatican Observatory. Recreated its original 1611 demonstration in 2011. Same location, same optic view, but with a fundamentally different vision of the universe

Synthetic Biology Research Center (SynBERC), U.C. Berkeley, 2009-2012
Creative Director, Rabinow Lab, Grant writing, development/design and project management for NSF-funded Ars Synthetica, Bios Technika and Diogenes Lab projects

University of California at Berkeley, 2007-2012
Contractor, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Music departments. Grant writing, development/design and project management for Digital Nineveh Archives, Remixing Catalhoyuk, and ARC projects.

Exploratorium Museum of Art, Science, and Human Perception, 2000-2009
Multimedia Specialist. Grant writing, development, design and project management for 40+ websites and floor exhibits on subjects ranging from physics and astronomy to biology and artificial intelligence

Exploratorium Museum of Art, Science, and Human Perception, 2000-2009
Multimedia Exhibit Developer. Design and development of projects for the floor and the web, including Traits of Life, Solar Eclipse webcasts and Second Wednesday art series

ReadyMade Magazine, 2000-2008
Founding Creative Director and Post-Martha columnist

Smithsonian, National Museum of American History, 2005
Contractor, development/design for Legendary Coins: Stories on Money

Mills College, Spring 2004
Visiting Professor, School of Fine Arts. Course: Constructing the Technological Other

---------- PUBLICATIONS ----------

Van Allen, Adrian. 2020 (Accepted, pending revisions). “Flight Paths Through the Museum:
Paiute Duck Decoys and Bird Specimens from the 1853 Utah Territory Expedition." In Putting Theory & Things Together: Working with Museum Collections, edited by Joshua A. Bell and Jennifer Shannon. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2020 (Accepted, pending revisions). “Reassembling the Wild: Mining the Museum for an Authentic Bison Genome.” In Towards an Anthropology of Bioinformation, edited by Silivia Posocco and E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2020 (Accepted, pending revisions). “Of Ferrets and Feral Biobanks: Craft, Care, and Salvaged Ecologies using Frozen Collections.” In Collections vivantes au prisme des sciences humaines et sociales (Living Collections from the Perspective of the Humanities and Social Sciences), edited by Mélanie Roustan, Mathilde Gallay-Keller, Manuel Valentin, Dominique Juhé-Beaulaton, and Serge Reubi. Paris: Muséum National d’Historie Naturelle Press.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2019 (Accepted, pending revisions). “Resources for Repair: Feathers, Specimens, Heritage and the Reimagined Potential of Museum Collections.” Museum Anthropology, Special Issue Museums, Art and Anthropology, edited byDavid Odo and Shalini LeGall.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2019 (In press). “Folding Time: Practices of Preservation, Temporality and Care
in Making Bird Specimens.” InDeterritorialising the Future: Heritage in, of and after the Anthropocene, edited by Rodney Harrison and Colin Sterling. Critical Climate Change series. London: Open Humanities Press.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2019 (In press). “Oiseaux, plumes, spécimens, données: ‘Embodied Archives’ et valeur changeante des collections de musée dans l'anthropocène (Birds, feathers, specimens, data: Embodied Archives and the Changing Value of Museum Collections in the Anthropocene).” In Matérialité et valeur dans les musées (Materiality and Value in the Museum), edited by Frédéric Keck. AEstethica series. Paris: l’Ecole normale supérieure Press

Van Allen, Adrian. 2019. “Reviving Ferrets, Remaking Ecosystems.” Anthropology News 60 (3): 20-23. Special Issue Animalia, edited by Natalie Konopinski.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2018. “Pinning Beetles, Biobanking Futures: Genetic Voucher Specimens and Shifting Ontologies in Museum Genomics.” New Genetics and Society 37 (04): 387–410. Special Issue Biobanks and the Reconfiguration of the Living, edited by Noémie Merleau-Ponty, Fabien Milanovic, and Perig Pitrou. https://doi.org/10.1080/14636778.2018.1546573.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2017. “Bird Skin to Biorepository: Making Materials Matter in the Afterlives of Natural History Collections.” Knowledge Organization, 44(7) 2017: 529-534. Special Issue Knowledge Organization within
the Museum Domain, edited by Melissa Gill. https://doi.org/10.5771/0943-7444-2017-7-529

Van Allen, Adrian. 2016. “Crafting Nature: An Ethnography of Natural History Collecting in an Age of Genomics.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of California-Berkeley, Department of Anthropology. ProQuest ID: VanAllen_berkeley_0028E_16289.

Van Allen, Adrian. 2014. “Object Lessons: Visual Anthropology in the Museum” Review of Museums: A Visual Anthropology by Mary Bouquet. Museum Anthropology Review Vol. 8(1) 2014: 86-88.

---------- ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS ----------

(totaling USD $466,200)

2019–2021, Social Science Research Council, Abe Fellowship Research Grant ($88,500)

2019–2020, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Postdoctoral Fellowship ($50,400)

2017–2018, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Postdoctoral Fellowship ($25,300)

2015, Council for Museum Anthropology, Travel Grant ($500)

2015–2016, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Dissertation Fieldwork Grant ($22,000)

2014–2015, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Peter Buck Predoctoral Fellowship ($30,500)

2013, Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology, Research Grant ($5,000)

2011-2013, National Science Foundation, Ars Synthetica project ($60,000)

2010–2013, National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship ($152,000)

2010–2011, American Academy in Rome, Prix de Rome ($32,000)

---------- ART GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES ----------

2016, Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Artist Residency Fellowship

2004, Djerassi Foundation, Artist Residency Fellowship, Dec 2004

2003, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Residency Fellowship, June 2000–May 2003

2002, Djerassi Foundation, Artist Residency Fellowship, Aug 2002

2001, Kala Art Institute, Artist Residency Fellowship, Aug–Nov 2001

1999, Film Arts Foundation, Personal Works Grant, June 1999

1998, California College of the Arts, Murphy-Cadogan Grant, May 1998

---------- CONFERENCE PAPERS and TALKS ----------

Dec 2019
Of Ferrets and Feral Biobanks: Craft, Care, and Salvaged Ecologies using Frozen Collections,” invited speaker, Collections vivantes au prisme des sciences humaines et sociales (Living collections from the perspective of the humanities and social sciences) conference, organized by Mathilde Gallay-Keller, Mélanie Roustan, Manuel Valentin, Dominique Juhé-Beaulaton, and Serge Reubi. Muséum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris, Dec 11, 2019.

Nov 2019
Reassembling the Wild: Mining the Museum for an Authentic Bison Genome,” part of the panel Towards an Anthropology of Bioinformation, organized by Silivia Posocco and E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo. American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Vancouver, November 20-24, 2019.

Sept 2019
Frozen Futures: Crafting Natural History in a Genomic Age,” part of the panel How Collections End: Objects, Meaning and Loss in Laboratories and Museums, organized by Boris Jardine, Emma Kowal and Jenny Bangham. Society for the Social Study of Science (4S), New Orleans, Sept 4-7, 2019.

Sept 2018
Folding Time: Practices of Heritage, Conservation and Temporality in Making Bird Specimens,” invited speaker, Deterritorializing the Future symposium, organized by Rodney Harrison and Colin Sterling. University College London, London, September 14, 2018.

June 2018
The Value of Feathers: Amazonian Featherwork and Bird Specimens as Ecological and Cultural Heritage,” part of panel Art and Anthropology, organized by David Odo and Shalini LeGall. Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) conference, British Museum, London, June 3, 2018.

June 2018
Marking Time in the Anthropocene: Taxidermy, Temporality and Practices of Care in the Museum,” invited speaker for the lecture series Relations hommes/animaux: questions contemporaines (Human/animal relations: Contemporary questions). CNRS/EHSS and the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, June 21, 2018.

April 2018                
Birds, Feathers, Specimens, Genomes: The Changing Value of Museum Collections in the Anthropocene,” Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar, Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, April 12, 2018.

April 2018                
From Bird Skin to Biorepository: Materials and Ontologies in Museum Collections,” invited speaker for the lecture series Relations hommes/animaux: questions contemporaines (Human/animal relations: Contemporary questions). CNRS/EHSS and the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, April 5, 2018.

Dec 2017                
Flight Paths Through the Museum: The Circulation of Birds, Specimens and Genomes,” Remaking Museums in the Anthropocene conference. Moesgaard Museum and the Aarhus University Center for Ecological Research, Aarhus, Denmark, December 6, 2017.

Nov 2017          
“From Stereograph Cards to Augmented Reality: Misaligned Bodies and Virtual Whales in the Museum”, part of panel Embedding Value: Technological Practices in the Museum, co-organized with Hannah Turner, American Anthropological Association annual meeting. Washington DC, November 24-27, 2017.

Nov 2017          
“Flight Paths Through the Museum: The Circulation of Birds, Specimens and Genomes,” part of Birds as Material Culture panel, co-organized with Joshua A. Bell, American Anthropological Association annual meeting. Washington DC, November 24-27, 2017.

Nov 2017          
“Flight Paths Through the Museum: The Circulation of Birds, Specimens and Genomes” Smithsonian Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) Symposium, National Museum of Natural History. Washington DC, November 22-23, 2017.

May 2017         
“Specimen, Object, Data: Transforming Collections Across Disciplines “ roundtable co-organized with Joshua A. Bell at Museum Anthropology Futures, Council for Museum Anthropology inaugural meeting. Montreal, May 25-27, 2017.

Nov 2016          
’Museums Are in The Forever Business:’ Biobanking Tissues, Crafting Specimens and Imagining Futures at the Smithsonian“ Panel: Futures in the Making, American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis MI, Nov 18, 2016.

Aug 2016          
Cargo: 3D Scanning, Printing and Casting a Porcelain Natural History Collection” Artist talk, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler WI. Part of the Arts/Industry Residency Program series, August 12, 2016.

May 2016         
“Crafting Nature: Biodiversity Biobanking at the Smithsonian” Paper presented at Biobanques: Quelles reconfigurations pour le vivant? Approches interdisciplinaires et comparatives conference, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, May 12-12 2016.

Aug 2015          
“An Ethnography of Natural History Collecting in an Age of Genomics” Peter Buck Fellow Lecture, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. August 11, 2015.

July 2015          
Discussant at SIMA Colloquium 2015, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. July 17, 2015.

July 2015          
“Flight Paths through the Museum: The Circulation of Bird Specimens” Paper presented at Cargo: Birds as Material Culture symposium at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, July 6, 2015. Symposium co-organized by myself and Dr. Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization NMNH.

May 2015         
“Platform for Experimental, Collaborative Ethnography (PECE) - Design Logics Workshop” at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute organized by Mike and Kim Fortun, Troy, NY. May 8-9, 2015. Invited participant, presented my previous and current work in media anthropology, including a work-in-progress version of  “Crafting Nature” my ethnography of genomic natural history collecting at the Smithsonian.

March 2015       
“Reassembling the Wild: Mining the Museum for an Authentic Bison Genome” Paper presented at the Disclosures: Meaning and Materiality Across Spaces symposium at George Washington University, Washington D.C. March 20, 2015.

Nov 2014          
“Object Lessons: Dioramas, Genomes, and Shifting Concepts of Authenticity at the Smithsonian” Paper presented as part of Afterlives: Interventions in Museum Collections and Ethnographic Contexts panel at the American Anthropological Association meeting, Denver CO, November 18-22, 2015.

Oct 2014           
"From Display to Dialogue: Case Studies of Collaborative Methods in Interactive Media for Museums” Invited lecture and workshop on museums and digital media, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana. Oct 19-21.

March 2014       
“Objectivity: Perspectives on Replicating a Galilean Telescope,” Presentation at the Foundations of Mind Conference, March 6-7, 2014. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

July 2013          
“Replicas, Authenticity, and the Reproduction of Knowledge in the Smithsonian’s 1967 San Diorama” Lecture at SIMA Colloquium 2014, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.

June 2013         
“Manufacturing Nature: Embryos, Metaphors, and De-Extinctioning” Invited lecture, Dept. of Anthropology lecture series, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Aug 2011          
“Galileo, Kircher, Fermi: Mapping Science in Rome” Lecture to accompany exhibition Zoologia. Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA.

May 2011         
“Galileo, Kircher, Fermi: Mapping Science in Rome” Lecture at American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy.

Nov 2010          
“Mapping and the Politics of Display” Invited lecture and workshop on mapping technologies in Institute for Global Urban Humanities, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Jan 2009          
“Ars Synthetica: Negotiating Between the Biological and Social Sciences” Presentation given in collaboration with Dr. Paul Rabinow and Dr. Gaymon Bennett.  Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvouz (LASERs)

Aug 2008          
“Ars Synthetica: Negotiating Between the Biological and Social Sciences” Presentation given in collaboration with Dr. Paul Rabinow. Joint Biological Engineering Institute (JBEI), Emeryville, CA.

---------- PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ASSOCIATIONS ----------

Board of Directors, Council for Museum Anthropology (2017-present), Awards Committee Chair

Board of Directors, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley (2015-present)

Advisory Board, Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (2018-present)

Scientific Committee, Caging the sky: the art, history and anthropology of aviaries conference, Académie de France à Rome-Villa Médicis and Sapienza Università di Roma (2019-2020)

Member, American Academy in Rome Society of Fellows (FAAR’ 2011)

Member, American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Member, Society for the Social Study of Science (4S)

Reviewer, Journal de la Société des américanistes, Knowledge Organization

---------- FIELDWORK and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ----------

Musee du quai Branly-Jaques Chriac, Paris, France, Oct 2017-Oct 2018
Museum National d’Historie Naturelle, Paris, France, Oct 2017-Oct 2018
Orca Articulation Project, Noyo Center, Fort Bragg, CA, Jun 2017
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, Feb 2017-Sept 2017
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, Nov 2016
Molecular Research Laboratory, Natural History Museum London, London, UK, April 2015
Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, April 2015
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 2014-2016
Ambrose Monell Cryo-Collection, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, Nov 2014
Division of Birds, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, Jan 2014
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington DC, Jan 2013
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, June 2013
Smithsonian Museum Resource Center, Suitland, MD, June 2013
Museo di Anatomia Comparata, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, June 2012
Sala della Crociera, Collegio di Romano, Rome, Italy, June 2012
La Specola, Florence, Italy, May 2012
Museo di Ulisse Aldrovandi, Bologna, Italy, May 2012
Museo di Ulisse Aldrovandi, Bologna, Italy, Feb 2011
Museo Etnografico ‘I Pigrini,’ Rome (EUR), Italy, March 2011
Museo di Fisica, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, May 2011
Museo di Enrico Fermi, Via Panisperna, Rome, Italy, May 2011
Museo di Zoologia, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, May 2011
Accademia di Lincei. Rome, Italy, April 2011
Museo Galileo, Florence, Italy, April 2011
Museo Geologia, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, June 2011
Museo dell’Erbario di Roma. Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, June 2011
Museo di Storia di Medicina, Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza,’ Rome, Italy, June 2011
Joint Biological Engineering Institute, Emeryville, CA, Aug-Dec 2010
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, July 2009
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, June 2008
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, Jan 2007
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, Aug 2001

---------- EXHIBITS and INTERACTIVE MEDIA for MUSEUMS ----------

2020 Collections Gallery (California Academy of Sciences) Senior exhibit content developer
2018 Giants of Land and Sea (California Academy of Sciences) Senior exhibit content developer
2017 Earthquake (California Academy of Sciences) section update, Senior exhibit content developer
2015 Global Genome Initiative (Smithsonian) Information architecture, workflow mapping, web design
2014 Surrealist Photography (Cleveland Museum of Art) Lead Designer for gallery-based iPad app
2012 Rembrandt Tablet App (Cleveland Museum of Art) Lead Designer for gallery-based iPad app
2011 ARC Anthropological Research Collaboratory (UC Berkeley), Creative Director/Web Developer
2011 Anthropology of the Contemporary: A Diagnostic (UC Berkeley), Designer/Developer, eBook
2010 SynBERC (Synthetic Biology Research Center, UC Berkeley), website Creative Director
2010 Diogenes Lab (UC Berkeley, Anthropology Dept.), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2010 Ars Synthetica (UC Berkeley, NSF), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2009 Evidence (Exploratorium, NSF Grant ISE-0452128), website Creative Director
2009 Remixing Catalhoyuk (UC Berkeley, DOE, NIH), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2009 Digital Nineveh Archives (UC Berkeley, NIH Grant), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2009 Polynesian Navigation (Exploratorium, NASA) Web Developer
2009 Invisible Dynamics (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0905069) Developer for media exhibits
2009 Bios Technika (UC Berkeley, NSF), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2009 1969-2009 at the Exploratorium (Exploratorium) website Lead Developer
2008 Geometry Playground (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0610436) Developer, media exhibits
2008 Second Skin (Exploratorium, NEA) website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2008 Science from the Poles (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0733048) website Lead Developer
2008 Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System (Exploratorium, NASA) website Creative Director
2008 Journey to Mars (Exploratorium, NASA), website Lead Developer
2007 Reflections (Exploratorium, NEA) website Lead Developer
2007 Ice Stories: Dispatches (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0733048) Web Developer
2007 Ancient Observatories (Exploratorium, NASA), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2007 Mind (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0307927) Developer, media exhibits
2007 Listening (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0307925) Developer, media exhibits
2006 Nanoscale Informal Science Education (Exploratorium, NSF Grant ESI-0532536) Designer
2006 Transit of Mercury (Exploratorium, NASA) website Lead Developer
2006 Total Solar Eclipse (Exploratorium, NASA), website Lead Developer
2006 Archimedes Palimpsest (Exploratorium, NSF ISE-0452128) website Lead Developer
2005 Transit of Venus (Exploratorium, NASA) website Lead Developer
2005 Origins (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-9980619), website Lead Developer
2005 Microscope Imaging Station (Exploratorium, NIH, SEPA), Lead Developer for media exhibits
2005 Faultline (Exploratorium, NSF Grant EAR-9907707), website Creative Director/Lead Developer
2004 Finding Significance (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0072917) Web Developer
2003 Emergent Universe Project (Exploratorium, Santa Fe Institute) website Lead Developer
2003 Accidental Scientist (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-0104724) website Lead Developer
2002 2nd Wednesdays (Exploratorium, NEA) website Lead Developer
2002 Traits of Life (Exploratorium, NSF Grant ISE-9814646), Lead Developer, media exhibits
2001 The I-Guide Project (Exploratorium, NSF Grant CNS-0205664), Lead Developer, mobile app
2001 Electronic Guidebook (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-9901985), Lead Developer/Designer
2000 Seeing (Exploratorium, NSF Grant DRL-9725887) Developer, media exhibits
2000 Memory, travelling exhibition (Exploratorium, NSF Grant ISE-9980498) Developer, media exhibits

---------- AWARDS FOR MUSEUM DESIGN WORK ----------

2008 Museums on the Web, MUSE Gold Award in Science & Education: Accidental Scientist
2004 Webby Award, Best Science Website: Exploratorium
2004 Scientific American, Science & Technology Award in Astronomy: Jewel of the Solar System
2004 Griffith Observatory, Star Award: Journey to Mars
2002 Webby Award, Best Science Website: Exploratorium

---------- SELECTED ART EXHIBITS ----------

2015 Cargo: Birds as Material Culture, Smithsonian NMNH, Washington DC
2014 Machine Thinking, Art-in-Science, UC Berkeley
2013 Orrery No.1, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
2013 Astronomia, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
2011 Zoologia, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
2011 Meta-Morphe, Fontanone Estate, Rome, Italy
2011 Galileo Cabaret, American Academy in Rome
2009 Anatomies, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
2008 Code-Switching, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
2008 2nd Skin, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
2004 Interface Explorer: Shared Boundaries, Public NetBase Media Center, Vienna, Austria
2002 transgenic . taxidermy, Headlands Center for the Arts, Open Studios
2002 Teleopolis, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2002 Improbable Loves, BioArts Gallery, Genetics Savings and Clone, Sausalito, CA
2002 Fauna 2.0, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2001 Freestyle, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Strange Affinities, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2000 Refresh, Cantor Center for the Arts, Stanford University, CA
1999 Sunspot Laboratory, UCLA Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 NSC National Media Festival,Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1999 Alternative Visions, Artist’s Television Access, San Francisco, CA