Blog posts tagged exhibitions

Remembering the He’e Nalu : Wave Riding exhibition at SFO Museum

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As legend has it according to O’Neill’s own account, his eureka moment shortly following the vest’s creation took place at San Francisco International Airport. After boarding a DC-3 for Los Angeles he looked down at the floor noticing a thin padding of black rubber sticking out from under the edge of the carpet. The material, a synthetic rubber invented by DuPont and named neoprene, helped insulate the heated passenger cabin from the frigid spaces below deck. It was smooth sealed, closed cell, flexible, quite strong, and proved fairly impervious to saltwater. Soon the era of the wetsuit was fueling the allure of surfing for the masses.

This is a blog post by john hill. It was published on March 09, 2019 and tagged surfing, sfo, history, T3 and exhibitions.

Airlines and Companies and Enterprises (and Concordances)

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…like all the other datasets we’ve published we’ve modeled “enterprises” as Who’s On First documents. Which, let’s be clear, is not really what Who’s On First was designed for. This is SFO Museum piggy-backing on an existing project and then starting to push it in new directions to suit our needs.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on December 03, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata, whosonfirst and airlines.

SFO Museum, Who’s On First and Airports

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There are between 4,000 to 5,000 medium to large airports in the world, in 2018. As of this writing about 300 are relevant – are “holding hands” – with the SFO Museum collection. As of today those airports and the countries they belong to have a home on the Mills Field website.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on October 30, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata, whosonfirst and airports.

1,318 exhibitions in 38 years

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Since 1980 SFO Museum has produced 1,318 exhibitions (an average of 34 per year) and today we are publishing them all on our website and as an openly-licensed dataset.

This is a blog post by aaron cope. It was published on October 17, 2018 and tagged exhibitions, opendata and whosonfirst.

We do everything ourselves at the museum, from curatorial to registration to exhibition design and installation and now digital. The goal of this weblog is to be a place where everyone at the museum can share their work and the motivations that guide that work, and inform what you see at the airport. Some of it will be tangible and immediate, some of it may be shop-talk, and some of it may be speculative and aspirational. We hope that all of it will be interesting and give you a reason to discover a little more of the museum the next time you’re at the airport or visiting us online. Here are the most recent posts from our blog!

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