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A Chat with Chimera Design

Posted on September 25, 2012

What happens when an architect-turned-businessman and a filmmaker-turned-designer join forces? Figments of the imagination become tangible places. EntertainmentDesigner.com recently interviewed the two principal forces behind Chimera Design, which has helped develop ...

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An Interview with Second Story

Posted on September 7, 2012

Most entertainment design companies have at least three things in common: storytelling, design, and technology. While these pillars certainly exist at Second Story, there is little else that makes this ...

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Posted on August 17, 2012

When Imagineers retire from Disney, where do they go? We can certainly tell you where all the Imagineering memorabilia goes: into John Drury’s backpack! Meeting with John was like getting ...

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Cardboard: The Stuff of Big Dreams

Posted on August 6, 2012

EntertainmentDesigner recently had the opportunity to speak with Nirvan Mullick, the filmmaker of "Caine's Arcade." By now, over 7 million people have heard about Caine Monroy, a 9-year-old boy who ...

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Playing with Climate Change

Posted on May 17, 2012

When most people hear the words, “climate change,” their brains shut off. Even though it’s one of the most important issues that all of us Earth-dwellers need to learn about, ...

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Words of Wisdom from the Play Expert

Posted on April 26, 2012

When I drove up to the headquarters of the National Institute for Play, it seemed entirely fitting to me that there should be a treehouse and swinging rope adjacent to ...

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Richard Ford: Old School Disney Values Beyond the Walls of Imagineering

Posted on March 27, 2012

Sitting on a park bench is usually a simple activity, consisting of people watching, relaxing, and perhaps some sandwich eating – but not much personal meaning. For Richard Ford, however, ...

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The Exploratorium: Where San Francisco Plays…With Science!

Posted on February 20, 2012

Ever wanted to go to a museum where touching the exhibits is actually allowed? At the Exploratorium in San Francisco, children and adults alike are not only allowed to play, ...

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Interview with Christopher Stapleton, Creative Venture Catalyst

Posted on February 10, 2012

Christopher Stapleton calls himself a Creative Venture Catalyst. His goal: to help shape the next generation of experiential learning. In our information-packed interview with Chris, we got a chance to ...

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Bakken: The Oldest Amusement Park in the World, Revisited Today

Posted on January 12, 2012

EntertainmentDesigner.com recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nils-Erik Winther, an executive at Bakken in Denmark, which is thought to be the world's oldest theme park. Bakken has been around ...

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