The Tech Museum of Innovation | Imagination Playground



Technology is more than a set of tools for pragmatic areas of endeavor such as medicine or communication or transportation; it can also be a medium for creative expression and play. The Imagination Playground gallery invites visitors to interact with art and technology installations that run the gamut from art to games.

Butterfly Projection


We collaborated with artist Zack Simpson to produce this interactive shadow projection. Stand still for a few moments and an edge detection algorithm leads butterflies to land on your shadow. The exhibit was replicated by more than 50 venues nationwide. 

Sand Projection


Hold hands with a a friend, cup your arm, or get creative and use your hair to catch falling sand in a variation on the edge detection software produced as part of an art and technology installation by Zack Simpson.


The Tech Museum of Innovation | Senior Director of Exhibits and Programs

The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose CA – June 1999 to June 2003

Senior Director of Exhibits and Programs – 2002 to 2003

Director of Exhibits – 1999 to 2002   

Reported to VP of Exhibitions and supervised a team of 13 exhibit developers, exhibit designers, graphic designers, writers, educators, and project managers in design and installation of  travelling and permanent exhibitions and related programs. Managed $2.3-million annual capital and operations budget. Introduced experimental technology including a robotic arm-wrestling exhibit which linked visitors to the New York Hall of Science and a full-body butterfly projection which was replicated by more than 50 venues nationwide.

  • Secured NIH Science Education Partnership and NSF awards totaling $2.5 million 
  • Presented exhibition concepts to CEOs of HP, Microsoft, and other companies during capital campaign
  • Closed out 15+ unresolved contracts totaling several million dollars after The Tech’s grand opening 
  • Streamlined exhibit design, fabrication, and installation by documenting milestones and standards

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