Associate Director for Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural History
Barry is perhaps best defined by his work, which since the invention of the Web has explored the many ways this and other digital mediums can be used to address significant personal and social issues. Barry directed the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids, Inc. from 2000 – 2012, helping youth to acquire leadership skills and engage in efforts to address global issues through the production of digital media. Global Kids puts youth voices on both a local and global stage: youth-led online dialogues, video games as a form of youth media (he co-founded Games For Change), the application of social networks for social good, the educational potential of virtual worlds like Second Life, the educational application of mobile phones and alternative assessments models, and more.
Starting in October, 2012, Barry began work at the American Museum of Natural History as the Associate Director For Digital Learning, allowing him to bring his dozen years working in youth development and nearly twenty years working in new media to support the AMNH to advance its mission.