Disney’s Human Speaker

Imagine if you could simply touch someone’s ear to make them hear something. A project out of Disney Research makes it possible. Disney Research has crossed these wires in a project called Ishin-Den-Shin (a Japanese expression for communicating through an unspoken mutual understanding). Developed by Olivier Bau, Ivan Poupyrev, and Yuri Suzuki, the system records sounds through a device fitted to Read more about Disney’s Human Speaker[…]

Location Based Entertainment

There are fully immersive experiences popping up all over the country where you can step into a live video game.  Imagine you could go to a venue and physically step into a new world, being transported into a story combined with state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, including touch and smell, with Read more about Location Based Entertainment[…]

Disney Stuntbots

Disneyland has been planning to have humanoid robots fly across stages posing as famous Marvel, Star Wars, or Pixar characters. Walt Disney Imagineering in Burbank, California, have been developing robots known as ‘stuntbots’ for a number of years now and is now close to coming into fruition. The stuntbots could also be used in live theatre performances at Disney owned Read more about Disney Stuntbots[…]


I recently had the opportunity to attend a technical talk with Slack CTO, Cal Henderson.  We had already been using Slack within our teams, and it had proven to be much more efficient than prior tools. While email has its place, it has become a noisy distraction.  Email is an overused tool that consumes too Read more about Slack[…]

Blockchain Technology in Entertainment

What applications are there for blockchain in the media and entertainment industry? Many entertainment and media companies are trying to ride the blockchain wave in order to raise more funds. Simply put, the blockchain technology enables a decentralized digital marketplace and ensures transparent transactions. In the entertainment and media context, blockchain will help with disintermediation, Read more about Blockchain Technology in Entertainment[…]