Doctor Dimension and the Rulers of the Universe

Description:

A temporary exhibition on math and measurement at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.

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<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p>

The exhibition was designed around a super-hero theme, but without using any commercially branded characters. Each fantasy "ruler of the universe" was comprised of measurement tools such as rulers, calculators, clocks, and scales. Black walls throughout were hand-painted with thousands of stars.

<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p> thumbnail
<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p>

At "Tongue Pull" visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.

<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p> thumbnail
<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p>

Visitors could discover how many balls tall they were, spot objects both near and far, and compare the weights of unusual objects. At nearby writing stations, people could record on special "measurement sheets" their personal statistics.

<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p> thumbnail
<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p>

Giant illustrated story books with turnable pages described early measurement techniques for time, weight, and length.

<p>At &quot;Tongue Pull&quot; visitors could compare the different lengths of animal tongues.&nbsp;</p> thumbnail
Date:
1987
Roles:
Director of Exhibitions, Designer
Footprint:
3,500 square feet
Venue:
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
Collaborators:
Susie Stern, Jane Winter