Monday, May 24, 2010

Museum Exhibit Design: On the Road in L.A.

Who'd of thunk it?  Given some in the museum biz traditional animosity toward all things Disney,  Joe Rohde of Disney Imagineering (immortalized in stained glass in the image above) ripped through an inspiring talk on Narrative Space that highlighted "Thematic Unity" and the importance of haptic effect and sensuality in design.  (And not a cute cartoon character or merchandising tie-in in sight!)

Rohde was part of an excellent session entitled "Learning from Hollywood" that was chaired by John Chiodo here in L.A. on the first day of the annual AAM (American Association of Museums) Conference.  I also enjoyed the always-dynamic Tali Krakowsky's presentation on the possibilities of integrating technology and social media into the very fabric of our creative spaces --- sort of a grand "unified theory" for interactive/immersive architecture.

And speaking of spaces, NAME hosted another amazing AAM party at the Velaslavasay Panorama Theatre

I'll be reporting on interesting things that pop up during my Cali trip --- so stay tuned!

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