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How Unified Field is Using Big Data to Create Legible Cities

Posted on June 23, 2014

  You know those "futuristic" movies like Minority Report that show a world where technology is everywhere, on every surface of a reactive urban environment? This fantasy future of "ambient technology" is ...

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Field Reports: The 2013 Theme and Museum Index Released

Posted on June 16, 2014

The Themed Entertainment Association has released the TEA/AECOM 2013 Theme Index & Museum Index in partnership with AECOM. The publication is considered to be the industry’s definitive attendance study, looking ...

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What Trends Are Shaping The Future of Museums?

Posted on June 5, 2014

Last month, the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) released its 2014 Trends Watch Report. The CFM is a component of the AAM designed ...

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Loyalty Programs vs Privacy: The Careful Balance Leisure Venues Must Maintain

Posted on May 26, 2014

Loyalty programs are an essential layer of visitor experience enhancement for today’s leisure venues. Successful programs work to the advantage of both the guests and the venue: they offer guests ...

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How Museums and Theme Parks are Taking On STEM Education

Posted on May 2, 2014

According to the National Science and Math Initiative, the US is currently facing a crisis in educating our next generation in science, technology, engineering, and math. As a result, we’re ...

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The Speakeasy – The Closest You’ll Ever Come To Time Travel

Posted on April 14, 2014

“On your left, there is a closet. Open the door and climb through the grandfather clock.” This is just one of the ways that guests enter The Speakeasy in San ...

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Thea Awards 2014 Recap: Behind The Scenes Of This Year’s Top Attractions

Posted on April 9, 2014

The Themed Entertainment Association’s red carpet awards may not have the Oscars’ haute couture fashion and big name stars, but it does have something the Academy Awards doesn’t: a day ...

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Does This Theme Park Make Me Look Fat?

Posted on March 25, 2014

What is our responsibility to our industry and our colleagues? When encountering a poorly-realized vision, a project or Experience that falls far short of Promise (and Promotional Materials); is it our ...

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Video Gaming Our Theme Parks: What The 2014 Game Developers Conference Taught Me

Posted on March 24, 2014

Now that smart phones and video games are second nature to us (and practically first nature to the youngest generation), entertainment and leisure destinations have been doing their best to ...

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Entertainment Design Meets Real Life in Nonchalance

Posted on March 13, 2014

When we think of entertainment design, we usually picture a theme park or performance — something that requires an entry ticket and whose goal is to transport us to an ...

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