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Tuesday
Apr192011

Constructing Tomorrow #3

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
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!