FORUM is an issue-based interactive forum and multimedia exhibit that encourages dialogue on innovation
and technology. Through soft whispering, it solicits interaction and real-time video recording.Visitors can listen to short interactively accessed video clips from a diverse, "virtual" panel of distinguished thinkers discussing a wide range of issues concerning innovation and technology, how these affect our lives, new explorations and ethical implications. Then in the virtual "visitors forum", an inspired museum visitor is encouraged to respond to these issues by recording their personal comments on innovations and technology, and listening to the comments of other museum visitors. These visitors' comments become part of the continually evolving INNOVATION
visitor interaction, the INNOVATION FORUM provides discourse and
dialog by varied 'professionals' talking on a wide range of issues
concerning innovations and technology, primarily technological innovations
that have affected our lives, our work and our global cultures and
The educational content of this
exhibit is diversified, provocative, informative and inspirational
to encourage museum visitors to dialogue and comment on issues of innovation
Forum Exhibit includes interviews from a diverse group of professionals
in many fields: Scientists, Doctors, Urban Planners, Community
Activists, Cosmologist, Futurists, Ethicists, and others. The interviewees
discuss new innovations and explorations, cloning, patenting of
life forms, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, intelligent computers,
cyborgs, cryonics, global access to technologies, cyberspace as community, the future of
our planet, and ethics related to these issues and more.
HAVE INNOVATIONS IN
TECHNOLOGY AFFECTED YOUR LIFE?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
... Select a Topic ... Listen ... Record ...
The Innovation Forum Exhibit solicits information
from YOU, the visitor, and encourages YOU to comment on issues of
Innovation and Technology
as YOU become a part of the VISITORS FORUM
museum visitors may listen to your comments as well as those of the virtual panelists.
INNOVATION FORUM EXHIBIT, was created and produced by JoAnn Gillerman and Rob
Terry of Viper Vertex for the permanent collection of exhibits at
THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION, San Jose. The exhibit first opened to the
public in the new facility on Nov. 1, 1998.