Shawn Lani

Shawn Lani

Senior Exhibit Developer


Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA USA


I know when the wind drops and the sails aren't going, it's scary. Is the wind ever going to blow again? When it does, you haul it in.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
While he was in college at UC Davis, he spent a lot of time "dabbling."
He had an interest in music-he'd play piano at a bar-and he majored in English and art history, but nothing was jumping out at him.
While working a retail job selling shoes in San Francisco, he realized he was miserable, and had to jump start his life.
Says that while his career wasn't "dashing off," he was still getting better on a personal level.
Thinks he needed those frustrating jobs to propel him forward and fuel him in his quest to find his passion.
He started examining his interests: knew he liked exploring an object or a place, and trying to solve its little mysteries and unknowns.
That's what drew him to the Exploratorium-it's different than "those old, venerable museums" because it's constantly rebuilding itself.
Says it's easy to get tangled up in little things and leave projects unfinished, but success for him has always meant completing a mission and doing it with passion.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
English Language and Literature, General
University of California-Davis
undergrad
Bachelor
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
University of California-Davis
graduate
Graduate
Museology/Museum Studies
John F Kennedy University
Career

Career

Senior Exhibit Developer

I create innovative, interactive installations for museums using scientific principles and technology.

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Design
Science
Science
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged