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David Misch, Chuck Hoberman among headline speakers at TEA’s SATE ’13 conference

Chuck Hoberman
Chuck Hoberman

Chuck Hoberman and David Misch have been added to the speaker lineup for TEA’s SATE ’13 design conference, taking place at the Savannah College of Art & Design Oct 3-4.

Chuck Hoberman

It’s said that nowhere do the disciplines of art, architecture, and engineering fuse as seamlessly as in the work of inventor Chuck Hoberman, internationally known for his “transformable structures.” Through his products, patents, and structures, Hoberman demonstrates how objects can be foldable, retractable, or shape-shifting.

Hoberman will speak about how the role and practice of architecture are transforming, at the SATE ’13 conference Oct 3-4 hosted by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in Savannah, Georgia.

As chair of the Architecture segment of the SATE conference, Al Cross of PGAV Destinations recruited Hoberman to participate. “As we rethink what we can do with buildings – and what we no longer need to do because of technology, what is the architect’s role?,” says Cross. “It may be time to rebrand the architect along with the architecture.”

David Misch

David Misch
David Misch

“We’re super excited to have David Misch joining us for SATE!” says SATE ’13 Storytelling segment chair Adam Bezark (The Bezark Company). “David’s insights into the heart of comedy are helpful for any storyteller, and he backs his principles up with fun examples from old movies, TV shows and comedy routines. It’s a fast-paced look at the science of laughter.”

From beginnings as a political satirist in Boston, Misch moved to California to write for Mork and Mindy. He also co-wrote “Leave It To Dave”, the pilot for David Letterman’s first talk-show. He’s since written, created and/or produced programs for all the major networks and many of the major (and minor) cable outlets. In features, he was Special Consultant on THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (TriStar) and has written screenplays for Touchstone, MGM and Warner Bros.

His book “Funny: The Book / Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy” (Applause/Hal Leonard) has been called “the best book on comedy ever written by David Misch” and been featured on dozens of TV and radio shows and podcasts.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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