Visited Google Canada today to have a top secret (not really) meeting about Google Glass.
Now many of you, like me, may be under the impression that there is a slide at this office, unfortunately the legend is not accurate- it’s reserved for the Waterloo site. It was the first thing I asked. Sorry folks.
I can, however, report back that they have an awesome badge dispenser and that the Droid cookie jar at the welcome desk has fabulous chocolate inside. The staff are also very nice and they wear plaid. So, overall, great morning.
Learn more about Google slides
- This Google office has a real fireman’s pole, slide, cattle walkway, and more (gallery)
- Google your way to a wacky office
Learn more about Google Glass
- Google Glass Could Replace Audio Guides at Some Museums
- Seeing the Met through Glass
- How Google Glass could change the way we view art
- Artist uses Google Glass to interact with museum visitors
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: October 20th, 2014.
After spending my childhood at the Museum in the dinosaur gallery and Summer Club I started volunteering when I turned 14. Volunteering at the ROM changed what I wanted to do with my life. It’s been an honour to grow up here.
Right now we’re taking volunteers for the 2014/2015 season. You can hang out with our camps or our gallery programs. Applications and more information can be found HERE.
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: September 30th, 2014.
Educator, archaeologist and dungeon master Daniel Kwan (left), with two of his Dungeons & Dragons assistants Dhruv (top right) and Patrick (bottom right), showing off their newest treasures- a rather large set of Pathfinder books. See you all at Saturday Morning Club!
Learn more about Dungeons & Dragons (and now Pathfinder) at the Museum!
In an exciting piece of news, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher, Cy Young Award winner, children’s’ book author and self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd, R.A. Dickey will be featured in our January issue of ROM Magazine! Even more amazing, R.A. Dickey wants to answer a few questions from kids!
If there are some kids in your life who love baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays then please pass this on!
Example questions you can take inspiration from!
- Who was your hero growing up?
- What’s your favourite exhibit at the ROM?
- Why do you throw a knuckleball?\What’s your favourite thing about Toronto?
- What’s your next book after Knuckleball Ned?
- Who’s your favourite Star Wars character?
- Who would win in a fight: Tyrannosaurus rex or Triceratops?
- What do you eat for brunch?
- Do you have a favourite museum?
- You can tweet your questions with #AskRADickey, ask them in the comment section below, or even email them in to email@example.com.
- Please note the child’s first name and age with the question!
- We’re sending the questions off on Tuesday @ 5PM, so get your questions in by then!
- Check out the January 2015 issue of the ROM Magazine to see if your question was answered!
- Image Credit
R.A. Dickey: By Keith Allison, April 2013. [CC BY-SA 2.0]
Written by @kironcmukherjee. Last update: September 22nd, 2014.
Where the Brick Works meets the Museum
All ‘round the Museum, inside and out, you’ll notice these big pink signs displaying a little fact about our history. This one is my favourite. Our Head of Facilities likes to tell me that not only does the Museum hold artifacts and specimens but it is one itself with an important place in Toronto’s history.
I find new cool stuff every time I go
"Find new cool stuff every time" should be our new tagline.