Title: Apoptosis: the way for science centres to thrive
Author: Goery Delacote
Address: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
Abstract: The concept of apoptosis is suggested to be a useful metaphor for the management of modern science centres. The key idea is that an organisation which is aiming at helping people to learn should itself behave as a learning organism. As an example, the networked Exploratorium is described in its stage of development in 2001. Constant change within a permanent structure is its permanent mode of existence. Benefits and some drawbacks of this approach are discussed.
Keywords: science centres; apoptosis; public understanding of science.
Int. J. of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25, No.5, pp.371-380
Available online: 11 Jul 2003