Testing fresnel lenses with my kids






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Curiosity
Donor Recognition Wall for the Reno Discovery Museum
(A collaboration with David Delgado)

When asked to create a donar recognition wall for a new childrens museum in Reno Nevada, we were hesitant. Usually donor walls are boring. But we were given permission to play.

We thought that magnifying glasses, symbols of curiosity and investigation, would be a perfect material to use for a “discovery” museum. Curiosity is 7 feet tall, 12 feet wide and consists of ~30 variously sized fresnel lenses (flat plastic lenses) mounted between two sheets of etched glass. The larger the donation, the larger the lens. This has become a centerpiece in the main entrance thoroughfare and sets the tone for the museum as a place of curiosity, exploration, and fun.