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In 2012 when I began my time at the American Museum of Natural History, I created a new blog to talk about my adventures exploring issues related to digital media and museum-based learning. It featured original interviews, thought pieces, and highlights from my work and those of my colleagues at the AMNH. Starting in 2020, with the launch of Barry Joseph Consultancy, LLC, I turned this blog into a place to explore digital engagement writ large. Please check out some recent posts below or dive deep into the entire blog.

  • Amazing Video From NYU on Brooklyn Seltzer Museum
    by Barry on September 13, 2023 at 11:54 am

    As you might know, I recently founded the Brooklyn Seltzer Museum with Alex Gomberg and his family. We developed many of the exhibits with graduate students from New York University and Columbia University Teachers College. Below is a fantastic video … Continue reading →

  • Preaching the Gospel of Games For Change
    by Barry on September 6, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    For twenty years, as one of its co-founders, I have been preaching the gospel of Games For Change. But what, exactly, is that gospel? At the recent 20th Anniversary of Games For Change, I was given the opportunity to clarify. … Continue reading →

  • Teaser for Video Game Exhibit in Harlem: The Great Connector
    by Barry on August 14, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    How do youth use games to form connections with themselves, their communities, and their future? This is the topic of a new video game exhibit I am co-curating which will open in winter of 2024 at the Harlem School of … Continue reading →

  • Shall We Play A Game? How to Teach the Basics of Generative AI
    by Barry on August 4, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Shall we play a game? Okay, I’ll start. “Peanut butter and…”? What came to mind? Did you think “Jelly”? Well, that’s right! That’s the answer. But… I never told you the rules.  I guess you could tell you were supposed … Continue reading →

  • GEE! Award Winner: Exploring the Cosmic Puzzles of Star Stuff
    by Barry on July 24, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Each year I am excited when I receive my invitation to be a judge for the GEE! Learning Game Awards run by the Play Make Learn conference at the University of Wisconsin. The award recognizes the significant impact of the … Continue reading →

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