One of my absolute favorite children’s books is From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. If you’re not familiar with the book, an essential part of the story involves two children who spend the night in a museum. The characters in the story are a sister and her younger brother, who were about the same age difference apart as my brother and myself, so the story greatly resonated with me. As I read this book I would fantasize about what it would be like to live in a museum – I was sure I could have a LOT of fun.
Well, the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago is seeking to make this a dream come true for people like-minded as myself. If only I was free to do this – I’d certainly be willing to try. They are seeking someone to move-in to a special residence they’ve constructed and live at the Museum for a month – all the while capturing their experiences via blogging, videocasting, and social media means.
Here’s a video preview