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Sunday
Oct072012

Announcing – SSE Hues!

In honor of Epcot’s 30th Anniversary, E82 is proud to present a New Series for The Epcot Legacy (yes, another series:). “SSE Hues” pays tribute to the original lighting schemes of Spaceship Earth and suggests new color combinations for tomorrow.

 

The first several editions are directly based on designer Joe Falzetta’s original lighting schemes and should be released rather quickly so keep your “eye on the ball” for new Hues soon!     

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Monday
Oct012012

It's Working!

I hope that you don’t think I’m crazy or egoistical when I say this, but in E82’s tiny two-year existence A LOT has transpired, both for myself and for the project but the goal and philosophy of E82 has always remained the same — Influence through Inspiration. And in small way, it’s working! The E82 Overture has been interpreted by designer Stephen Dettling as a multi-media lightshow (that really makes me want to finish the Vista Series)…

And its seems that D23 is even influenced by the Future World Soundtrack Series…

I say (and show) these things not elevate E82, but simply to state the cyclical power of inspiration. Epcot inspires me to create new art from yesterday’s bold visions of tomorrow, which in turn inspires others to create even more great things which inspires me to go on and create new things.

EPCOT Center’s 30th birthday is one of joy and sorrow. Joy over the accomplishments of Imagineer’s that jump-started the 21st Century 18 years before its chronological beginning, and sorrow over absence of those things now lost. The birthday of any living institution is two-fold ­— a celebration of the past and the excitement of tomorrow. As of this date not much is planned for Epcot’s future, but it’s only a matter of time before all eyes will be on “the ball” as it is still THE park of the greatest potential with an altruistic message that’s a necessity for its World and the world of tomorrow.      

 

Thursday
Aug092012

Constructing Tomorrow #8

30 days before opening of the “Newest Wonder of the World,” The EPCOT Center News Briefs provided daily progress reports for the many facets in bringing 21st Century to life in 1982.

Click the News Brief to go indepth into the latest installment of Constructing Tomorrow.

Monday
Jul302012

Listen to . . . The Land 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

The Future World Soundtrack Series will increase to include the largest and longest edition to date spanning three generations of attractions, shows and restaurants.

Highlights include…

  • Custom Remixes for Symbiosis and Kitchen Kabaret
  • New Arrangements for Farmer’s Market, Sunshine Seasons, & Soarin’
  • and a Special Interpretation for Living with the Land

Get ready to Sing the Praise of Good Nutrition, Soar through the clouds, and Listen to the Land We All Love.

Harvest Season Begins in just 20 days!

Sunday
Jul222012

Constructing 2.0!

I’ve had the idea of combining pictures with the story of EPCOT Center’s final days of construction for a while now BUT with a finite amount of pictures and an even more finite amount of News Briefs picture selection proved to be a lot more difficult than I originally thought. (If I use an awesome photo today that better applies to the News Brief of tomorrow… well I just can’t stand for that kind of imperfection.) However, after much planning (including all 30 entrees left to go), I’ve decided to go forward with presenting past and future issues in the series with photo accompaniment. Most images will be on topic (if not from the exact day!) while others might only be a severe tangent. So I would suggest looking back at Constructing Tomorrow for all the new additions.
Just keep in mind that some of these may appear sedate, but I guarantee things will get a lot more interesting from here on. Just as with opening of the park we’ve really just begun to dream!

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Caption:
An aerial shot of the construction site from June 1980, the only thing completed is the cast parking lot which will soon serve the many construction workers that will make EPCOT center a reality.