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Popnology exhibit Sept. 27, 2015 Nancy Newman Photography NancyNB@earthlink.net
Stage Nine Exhibitions unveiled its newest, fully interactive exhibition called POPnology at Arizona Science Center Feb. 7, and it’s an educational experience for the whole family. This all-new exhibition celebrates and explores some of the greatest works of popular culture-inspired technology, including areas like 3-D printing, robotics, virtual gaming and transportation.
Guests of the 9,000-square-foot POPnology exhibition will discover four featured areas exploring science and technology in everyday life:

  • How We Play: The technology of entertainment and its impact on how people spend their free time. Highlights include virtual reality gaming by Oculis Rift, 3D projected playing fields and hands-on activities with familiar and cutting-edge music instruments.
  • How We Connect: The relationship between communications and technology. A look at the history and future of communication, from landline, rotary telephones and VCRs, to video chats and smartphones.
  • How We Move: The history and evolution of human transport. This segment includes a detailed overview of how technologies have advanced the way we move around the planet. Popular culture hallmarks in transportation include Mars rovers, jetpacks, Marty McFly’s hoverboard, the first 3D printed car and more.
  • How We Live and Work: Innovations currently shaping our lives, many of which were predicted in books and movies — things like remote manipulation, real-world robotics and 3-D printing.

POPnology is truly an unrivaled exploration of popular culture’s ever-changing impact on technology. The fully-immersive exhibition engages guests on a physical, mental and emotional level — enabling hands-on access to some of the most advanced technology in the world.
The Arizona Science Center is located at 600 E. Washington Street, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. POPnology will be on-exhibit through May 15, 2016 and guests can purchase tickets online at azscience.org, or in-person at Arizona Science Center.