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."
Program Impact Region:
Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.
Program Start (and End Dates):
March 1, 2009
21 Edwards St
Springfield, MA 10103United States