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Tony Auseon

Tony Auseon

Senior Director of Creative Media

Tony Auseon is the Senior Director of Creative Media for COSI, an award-winning science center in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

With a formal background in film and television, Tony led the education department for a major arts organization, developing curriculum-based narrative performances for education settings and designing interactive learning programs for a range of ages.

Shifting to museums and public audiences, Tony spent nearly a decade as a Principal & Producer for Roto, an experience design-build firm creating immersive engagement and human connections for museums and cultural institutions around the world.

Now at COSI, Tony leads the science center’s creative media strategy and Emmy®-winning productions, including its television show, online series, and interactive media.


Tony Auseon will be speaking at the Creative Museums Summit 2024:

Genuine “A(rt)” in STEAM at the Science Museum

What is art? We won’t try to answer that! Instead, we will explore how to more genuinely incorporate creative arts into museum disciplines such as science and history. Too often we see arts integrated in subservient roles, e.g. using music to deliver science content. While this has value and can provide effective tools, COSI has explored new ways to enliven the A(rt) in the context of STEAM. Novel creative projects, such as a musical theater exploration of the solar eclipse and our community-generated art exhibitions, seek to go beyond the basic “art using” and inspire more authentic “art making.”

Tony Auseon