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The American Museum of Natural History has installed a massive touch screen to bring history and culture to the masses.

The first “Digital Totem” installed in the New York City museum will showcase the modern people, languages, and histories of cultures of the Pacific Northwest, including the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth, Musqueam, Gitxsan, Tlingit, and Tsimshian communities.

It’s a cool initiative with a lot of potential. If it goes over well with visitors, we can expect to see more touch screens at AMNH soon.

No word on whether hand sanitizer and hourly glass cleanings are also part of the pilot program.

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