The Strandbeests Come to Boston

Posted on August 24, 2015

  It’s a windy day on the popular Massachusetts Crane Beach. There’s a three hour traffic jam running miles down the congested country road that ends at the water. The cause ...

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How Theme Parks Are Leveraging Guest Social Media Usage for Marketing     

Posted on August 13, 2015

The social media landscape is rapidly evolving and in turn having a direct impact on themed entertainment. Guests increasingly bring their smartphones and even sometimes tablets with them to attractions. ...

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Understanding Tech: “On You: A Story of Wearable Computing”

Posted on August 11, 2015

Wearable technology is one of today's hottest tech trends. From fitness devices to personal concierge services designed to make day-to-day life easier, companies and big thinkers are finding new ways to innovate. ...

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Could Pop-Up Events Represent The Next Big Entertainment Trend?

Posted on August 9, 2015

Could pop-up entertainment experiences built around pop culture franchises be one of the next big trends in entertainment design? The Marvel Experience and its success suggests that just might be ...

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Showcasing Indie Game Designers at Seattle’s EMP

Posted on August 5, 2015

Seattle’s EMP Museum is sponsoring “Indie Game Revolution,” an exciting exhibit exploring the role that indie game designers are having on today’s video game landscape. Video games are a cultural ...

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Why Is Everyone Focusing on Virtual Reality Theme Parks?

Posted on July 31, 2015

Virtual reality has been a hot topic in the entertainment design space. Venues from theme parks to museums are working to determine how best to integrate virtual reality and augmented ...

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Six Flags Breaks New Ground With Dark Rides

Posted on July 27, 2015

Earlier this year, Six Flags made waves with the announcement that they were going to be dipping a toe into dark rides. The theme park chain is largely known for ...

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Could VR Theme Parks Be A Reality by 2018?

Posted on July 20, 2015

The intersection of theme parks and technology has long been a major topic of discussion and recent innovations have captivated both media and consumer attention: Disney’s MyMagic + Bands, theme ...

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What Can Mobile App Designers Teach Us About Theme Parks and Entertainment Design?

Posted on July 15, 2015

People walk around tethered to their smartphones and tablets. They’re just as likely to be playing a game as checking email or looking for restaurant reviews. Games represent 21.8% of ...

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Can Museums Be Social Change Agents?

Posted on July 10, 2015

What is the role of museums in the community? While many see museums as an archive for artifacts and a platform for exhibits, there is a bigger question. What kind ...

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