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Fun Palaces: Exploring Community Art & Science

Posted on December 19, 2014

Can a grassroots group committed to stimulating exploration of the arts and sciences at the local level create guest experiences and learning opportunities that rival big cultural organizations? One group ...

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Harry Potter LARP Volunteer-Created Adventure Brings the Magic to Life

Posted on December 17, 2014

When Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened at Universal Studios, it was stunning to see. And when the Diagon Alley expansion opened, it was even more awe-inspiring. You don't have to ...

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Don’t Touch!: How Artifact-Based Museums Are Coping in a Tactile World

Posted on December 16, 2014

A decade ago, going to the museum often meant guided tours of exhibits, and exploring artifacts and artwork from behind the velvet ropes. In recent years, the concept of museum ...

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The First Ten Seconds: Hooking Today’s Attraction Visitors

Posted on December 11, 2014

Experts suggest that we have just a few seconds to make a good first impression in the face to face world of networking and personal meetings. The same is true ...

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New Thinkwell Group Report Explores Digital Tech in Museums

Posted on December 9, 2014

The Thinkwell Group has published its second annual Guest Experience Trend Report. This year’s report focuses on Museums & The Digital Revolution: Consumer Trends in Mobile and Interactive Technology Integration ...

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Live Shows, Theme Parks: New Cirque du Soleil Park Explores These Intersections

Posted on December 4, 2014

Can the masters of live show design seamlessly translate that vision into a theme park format? We’re about to find out. The Cirque du Soleil franchise is partnering with Latin ...

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Magic Leap: Bringing Cinema to the Physical World

Posted on December 3, 2014

Magic Leap, an exciting startup in stealth mode that recently raised $542 million in funding, is creating a technology that could dramatically impact the world of entertainment design. The company ...

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Getting Interactives Right: How X Studios Is Moving Beyond Basic Touch Screens [Sponsored]

Posted on November 28, 2014

More than 100 years after the Titanic sunk, its tragic story still captures the hearts of the American public. But translating the story in a way that’s powerful and fully ...

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The Top 5 Innovative Themed Food Experiences

Posted on November 27, 2014

As an entertainment designer, have you ever thought about world building with food? Consider: our palates are shaped dramatically by where we grew up, our families’ and communities’ relationships with ...

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Lucas Wars – Museum Design Controversy Has a Galactic Battle Brewing in Chicago

Posted on November 25, 2014

  The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will touch down in Chicago, not the Presidio in San Francisco as so many had hoped. But now that Chicago won what will likely ...

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