THE TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION’S SECOND LIFE INITIATIVE: REVOLUTIONIZING THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

Tech Museum of Innovation Calls Upon Curators and Artists to Embrace New Open Source Creative Process to Develop Virtual Exhibits within Second Life

SAN JOSE, SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Tuesday December 11 – The Tech Museum of Innovation (The Tech), one of the nation’s premier science and technology museums, today announced the convergence of technology and art in the virtual world with the launch of The Tech in Second Life®. This integration of The Tech in Linden Lab’s® Second Life has the potential to revolutionize the development of new museum exhibitions.

The Tech has built a replica of its San Jose facility in Second Life. The virtual Tech has been left empty to provide space for the development of new, virtual exhibits and educational programming through an exhibit design competition hosted by The Tech Museum. The virtual exhibits, contributed by talented individuals around the world, will be shared under a Creative Commons license and displayed in the virtual Tech.

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