Who are we and where did we come from?
It’s the age-old question that has occupied many minds, from mankind’s greatest thinkers to our somewhat less great, 3:00 AM stoned, amateur philosophers.
But it’s also, of course, a question that’s constantly on the mind of natural history museums around the world. The “we” can refer specifically to humanity and our evolution as a species, but also to the broader notion of we as organisms of Planet Earth. The study of natural history is an observational-based approach to unearthing (pun partially intended) information about plants, fungi, animals, etc. in their environment.
So when was the last time you went to your local natural history museum? If you’re in our target demographic of 18-35, there’s a good chance it’s been a little while. Perhaps you have fond memories of your parents taking you to see the dinosaur skeletons on a rainy afternoon and you can still recall the dawning feeling of your infinitesimal place in the universe as you suddenly understood that towering lizard-monsters roamed your world millions upon millions of years ago. Or perhaps you just thought they looked really cool.
Either way, those sorts of awe-inspiring feelings that only being there in the museum can produce are what we’re hoping to capture in our puzzle-narrative experience that we’ll be creating over the next 15 weeks. By making something that’s fun (and educational), we believe that we can get a new generation of young professionals thinking about natural history and museums in a new light, and perhaps rekindle a little of that childhood magic.
Check back with us from time to time to see what we’re up to and how things are going.