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Entries by Joshua L Harris (145)

Sunday
Dec092018

A Future World Christmas

A precious few things have remained unchanged in the ever-changing realm that is Future World. One of these is the holiday atmosphere that has been looping every Christmas season since 1983. But what if this seasonal soundscape was to be transformed into a forward-thinking compilation befitting Future World?

 

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Monday
Sep032018

The Dawn of Simulations

From room-temperature lava to laser animation and advanced fiber optic displays, among EPCOT Center's many notable accomplishments was the development of close to 100 special effects (over 30% for Journey Into Imagination alone). Many of these were entirely new high-tech creations, while others were avant-garde reinterpretations of centuries-old illusions. 

Welcome to The Future World Simulation Series

 
In this series, we'll be exploring the many evocative special effects of EPCOT Center beginning, appropriately enough, at the dawn of time, with a recreation Spaceship Earth's hypnotic Lumia Effect... 

        

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Originally developed by 
Thomas Wildred in the 1920's, this technique of projecting refracted light was initially put into small custom-built cabinets for home use. And is now achieved largely thru laser projection. However, Spaceship Earth continues to achieve the effect through classical means and has done so for over 35 years - making it the longest-running special effect in the park. 

 

Sunday
Jun172018

Signals for the Information Age

Have you ever been late to your grandson's holographic birthday? 
Need a ping when miniaturizations are taking place at the M.E.T.?
Waiting for that special Spark of communication?  
Or just want to be notified in a wonderfully Retro Futuristic way.   
  
Introducing E82 RINGTONES...

A collection of OVER 50 specially created tones connecting you in the Information Age, each one arranged to be both loopable and tastefully selected for any professional setting with compatible files for both Android and iPhone* systems

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*iPhone files will require connecting your phone to a laptop or desktop for installation.

 

Wednesday
May232018

Logo Series — Electronic Forum

"From the assembly of the ancient Greeks to the New England town hall meeting, every democratic community has had its own forum, a place to meet with one's peers to discuss events of the day and to plan a course of action for tomorrow. In a very real sense, Electronic Form is as lively and democratic as Athen's agora, and infinitely more efficient." — Walt Disney's EPCOT Center, Creating a New World of Tomorrow by Richard R Beard "
With its seemingly random bits of data building into a clear picture, the marquee of CommuniCore's Electronic Forum beckoned guests to add their individual viewpoints to a great number of issues facing the ever-changing conditions found in the 1980s and early 90s. E82 welcomes this incredibly intricate signage to the Logo Series complete with its equally complex color scheme and customarily updated aesthetics of E82's "De-Retro-ization" Process.        

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Oceanic Architecture 

Inspired by the design timelapse videos from visual artist James White , "Oceanic Architecture" is the entire 15-hour process of The Living Seas Edition in the Epcot Architecture Series.What you will see is every step of the process, from source architectural drawings to failed attempts and all points in between as I struggle to translate its highly sculptural three-dimensional waves into a strictly 2D format.