HAND BUILT MICROSCOPES FOR MOBILE DEVICES & VINYL INSTALLATION AT THE PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
This project was created by the DMA/Perot Teen Advisory Council with Brittany Ransom and Melissa Tran. It brings light to the striking beauty often hidden in the small-scale worlds of natural and manmade objects, such as Cheetos®, human hair, insects, and money. Students created their own custom build microscopes for iPads/iPhones and photographed items that they have on their person or can find in and around Dallas.
The Teen Advisory Council is a dynamic group of DFW area teens assisting the Dallas Museum of Art and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in the planning and design of a Learning Lab for middle and high school youth. Exploring the intersections of art and science, the Lab will be a project space for participants to meet experts, collaborate with other teens and make stuff using digital and traditional art media.
The Teen Advisory Council and planning for the Learning Lab is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.