Posts written by Lucy Hoffman

Installing Reactive Architecture exhibition

Installation of Reactive Architecture

It’s not often we have an urgent request from the exhibition installers for help with Javascript! But last week one of the project managers came, ashen face, asking if anyone could help her with javascript. Of course my team of developers leapt to help and so we became acquainted with the weird world that is currently… Read more »

Loch Ness Squid on Google Earth!

Image of Google Earth care of

The blog-o-sphere is reeling today with supposed sightings of the Loch Ness Monster on Google Earth! Check it out – we wonder whether perhaps Nessie and our Colossal squid are related? Weird co-incidence number 2 is that during the squid defrost, some of the scientists nick-named our squid ‘Messie’ – after the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. For… Read more »

Jemima’s tangled tale

It’s great that folks are interested in the Play School toys. This week they’re some of the most viewed objects in Collections Online. I’ve also loved the way Invercargill is having a debate on where the clock should be. Read stuff story on the clock I’ll stay out of that, but I’ve been finding out how the toys… Read more »

Reconstructing Play School online

Over the past few weeks a couple of us here have been reliving our childhoods looking at the Play School toys in our collection and clips from the shows on NZ On Screen. We’re not curators, we’re just in the web team and the Picture Library so it still delights us when we find things like the… Read more »

Catch the online debate – How will technology change the way we live and learn?

Join in on New Zealand’s first on-line live policy debate on Tuesday 31 March at 7.30pm NZ time. You can register on the new site – ‘Think Tech’   You’ll be able to listen to the debate on-line and send in comments and questions for the panel in real time. Eight New Zealanders will debate live on-line, the effects… Read more »