Innovation Forum Exhibit
       creating a forum for Interactive Discourse


Innovation Forum Exhibit at The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA



The INNOVATION 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 FORUM Exhibit.

To encourage 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 society.

The educational content of this exhibit is diversified, provocative, informative and inspirational to encourage museum visitors to dialogue and comment on issues of innovation and technology.

The 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.


... Select a Topic ... Listen ... Record ...    

   The Innovation Forum Exhibit solicits information
YOU, the visitor, and encourages YOU to comment on issues of    
Innovation and Technology    
YOU become a part of the VISITORS FORUM
museum visitors may listen to your comments as well as those of the virtual panelists.

The 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.