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Monday
Apr112011

The Prologue and the Promise

E82 is Now Complete!

Oh No, there’s still years and years of work to be done, but the last pillar of The E82 Project is at last established. In this new realm, we’ll discuss the higher concepts of EPCOT in all its forms. LEGACY, will be a place to discuss where we’ve been, where we’re going and how to get there. It is also place where we can bring EPCOT’s core concepts into our everyday lives, as well as a forum for personal expression. (I’m hoping for more comments on this one. Not praise, just discussion.)

From the Directory you can see I already have several topics in line. I’m sure there will be many more to come, but for today we start with the broadest of all topics with the enduring Legacy of Walt Disney’s Last and Greatest Dream.

      

Thursday
Apr072011

Announcing The EPCOT VISTA Series

Taking its cue from the Aurora Borealis and Light Beamed style backgrounds made popular by the Windows and Mac operating systems. Epcot Vistas is an abstraction of the logos, color palettes, and architecture of Epcot’s many pavilions.
It should come as no shock that the first of these is the Journey Into Imagination. Its spiral logo is extrapolated in the light beams that surround it, with the pavilion’s signature blue and purple color scheme serving as the inspiration for the hues in this piece.

Click on the title image to discover the first of this series.

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Thursday
Mar312011

The Second System

Our mostly silent sponsor has recently contact me with some highly interesting information. Click on the image below to discover the hidden historical connections between EPCOT and the ENCOM Corporation.

 

Monday
Mar282011

GATHER, STORE, RE-COMBINE - A History of Imagination (Part 3)

IN PART 3 of our History of Imagination, Wayne Szalinski & others take over the Magic Eye Theater, and the whole pavilion becomes institutionalized in one of the most divisive events in the history of Disney Theme Parks.

 

 

Highlights include…

  • The loss of Epcot’s “Center”
  • Honey, I started a Franchise!
  • The Ramifications of “Flow”  
  • Why bad attractions happen to good pavilions
  • A discussion of Color Psychology (Imagination Style)

Special Note: The Foot Notes and Editors Notes are now scroll-able. Now you can jump to the end of any post and then press “backspace” to continue the story!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Mar222011

Magnetic Objectivity - The E82 Perspective 

When I started this project over a year ago, I wanted E82 to be sent apart from all other Epcot centered sites on the digital frontier. One of the ways to do this was to not dwell in the land of negativity for too long (if at all). But waxing over the short comings of any particular segment of history is a far worst crime. With the upcoming release of “The History of Imagination” Part III, we’ll be delving into some of the most subversive events in the history of not just Imagination but all of Epcot.

For the past several months I have agonized over the proper tone of this and future releases, therefore “Constructive Objectivity” is new philosophy of all expositions done for E82. It’s a blend of the Constructive critique and Objective historical analysis. Which means that any criticisms of past or current attractions will be with the specific intention of the providing a dialogue for progress, and counteracted by providing new solutions to the challenges faced by today’s Epcot.

GATHER, STORE, RE-COMBINE
A History of Imagination
Part III

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