16 December 2007

Griffith Observatory makeover

This article in Sound & Video Contractor magazine, by Trevor Boyer, looks at some of the technical wizardry that went into creating new exhibits for Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. This venerable and much-loved facility recently reopened after having been closed for some years to do the renovation. The story spotlights some exceptional accomplishments by AV systems integrator Mad Systems Inc.

A really good expo article by Gordon Linden

This article takes a look at world's fairs aka world expositions or expos as they have been occurring in Europe and Asia over the past couple decades, and also details how US participation in world's fairs as well as hosting of such events has fallen off during that same period. Click the title to read the article, which was written by two seasoned consultants in the field, Gordon Linden and Paul Creighton.

ASTC 2007 Conference Report

The Association of Science-Technology Centers held its annual meeting in Los Angeles in October, and I reported on some promising trends in digital media and dome theater systems. This article appeared first in the newsletter LF Examiner, www.lfexaminer.com, which concentrates on the giant-screen cinema industry. It was subsequently published online at Blooloop. Click the title link to read the story.