Molecular Playground

While the public can appreciate the beauty of a flower, the molecular basis of nature goes largely unnoticed. Indeed, the inherent beauty of molecules is rarely communicated to the public. This project has developed a system for displaying large-scale interactive molecules in prominent public spaces, beginning with installations at UMass and the Springfield Science Museum, expanding (so far) to 7 installations world wide. The aim is to capture the public's attention and to induce them to explore personally a vast array of molecular structures in a human-size "molecular playground."
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Begin / End Date:
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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College of Natural Sciences/Chemistry

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  • David Stier
    Springfield Museums
    21 Edwards St
    Springfield, MA 10103
    United States