Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

“Today in our ‘enlightened’ times you can draw from a wealth of knowledge at your finger tips, at that point in history, you can understand how the discovery of these extinct creatures would have given rise to tales of the imagination which persevered and perhaps, influenced the creation of the mystical creatures featured in Fantastic Beasts. Your first steps into the exhibit in short order exemplifies the tone and direction in its entirety, an informative collection of bones and evolutionary knowledge on one side of the aisle, the prop of a fictional dragon skull from the film series directly opposite that typifies the aim of this particular attraction to educate and entertain using the premise of nature and magic to draw audiences in.” Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature: Exhibit Review – Natural History Museum, London

Brass, Steel and Fire: Exhibit Review – Science Museum, London

“The latest exhibit to the Science Museum in London is one of its smallest, both in size and stature. Celebrating the age of experimentation when a swathe of individuals in a variety of professions experimented with the design and constructions of miniature locomotives to form the basis of the Industrial Revolution in the Victorian era. These models and their counterparts would be transported around the world, use to highlight the ingenuity of British innovation, and they all begun in model form.” Continue reading Brass, Steel and Fire: Exhibit Review – Science Museum, London

AI: More than Human Exhibit 2019 – Barbican Centre, London

“I had always been under the somewhat false impression the concept of Artificial Intelligence was a relatively modern construct. Certainly, an argument could be made the motion only really entered the cultural zeitgeist in the last two or three decades or so with the development and progression of PC architecture and technological advancement leading towards a drive for miniaturization and a trajectory of human emulation. Indeed my preconception on the subject was an attempt to emulate the human condition in its most complex state, the personality, the undefinable element of our subconscious most commonly associated in theological terms as the spark of life, indeed perhaps the human soul itself. ” Continue reading AI: More than Human Exhibit 2019 – Barbican Centre, London

Pokemon Center 2019 – Westfield, London

“A testament perhaps to my cultures willingness to queue patiently to personally experience that moment of crossing the threshold into a new cultural sensation, these types of stores and physical presence are largely absent in the UK, arguably in the West beyond conventions and limited time events. The only real exception for an Asian game company having a physical location is Nintendo World in New York which as I experienced previously and remains to this day, practises a strict policy in merchandise sales. In short, if you want those items you need to be prepared to visit in person.” Continue reading Pokemon Center 2019 – Westfield, London

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination – Sydney, Australia 2009

“Where Science Meets Imagination was an exhibit created by the Museum of Science in Boston in collaboration with Lucas Arts with the support from the National Science Foundation, showcasing a range of props and vehicles from the franchise at that time but focusing primarily on the science and technology behind George Lucas revered science fiction series. The exhibit premiered in Boston in 2005 with an appearance from creator George Lucas and series star Anthony Daniels before commencing an international tour in both the United States and Australia, concluding with its final appearance in the spring of 2014” Continue reading Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination – Sydney, Australia 2009