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The new Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Torrance, Calif., USA — Swiftly becoming one of the leading suppliers of 4D motion effects seats, theaters and related technologies in the burgeoning museum marketplace, MediaMation (MMI) was subcontracted to A/V integrators Technomedia Solutions to supply major products and ride programming expertise to “Energy Blast!”, the 4D Energy Theater attraction housed in the new Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. For this project, MMI provided and installed 40 of its own X4D™ motion effects seats, as well as performed custom programming of the ride’s motion and seat effects via its award-winning ShowFlow™ control system. The 166,000 sq. ft. Museum building was designed by internationally acclaimed architects Legorreta & Legorreta. Both firms worked under contract to D&P (Design & Production, Inc.), which fabricated the exhibits for three galleries in the expansion space.

According to MMI Project Manager Chris Seide, the fact that MediaMation’s X4D™ effects seats are so highly adaptable, yet cost-effective, played a major role in the Torrance, CA-based interactive attractions technology company winning this part of the prestigious Ft. Worth Museum project. “Our revolutionary X4D motion effects simulator seats, featuring 3DOF digital servo controlled motion, are exceptional in the value they provide to the show operator,” says Seide. “We’re genuinely enthused about the part MediaMation played in the viability of the new 4D Energy Theater, and ultimately, in the enjoyment this technology continues to bring to throngs of visitors to the new Fort Worth Museum of Science & History.”

Technomedia designed and integrated the audiovisual systems for the 4-D Theater and chose MediaMation technologies in their design. Technomedia is a provider of audio video, interactive technologies, and media design consultant and contractor with offices in Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.

Throughout its nearly two decades in business, multi award-winning MediaMation has supplied products and/or services for projects associated with Universal Studios-Hollywood; Space Center Houston; the Marian Koshland Science Museum; the 2000 World’s Fair in Hanover, Germany; the Chicago Field Museum; the Xerox Olympic Spirit Attraction, Toronto; Chicago Navy Pier and the new Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum in Springfield, IL.

Design and Production Inc. (D&P), is a full-service provider of custom, museum-quality exhibit fabrication and media and lighting systems integration, founded in 1949. D&P’s work is produced by its full-time staff of 100 professionals in a modern, 147,900 square-foot facility located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. D&P specializes in producing and installing large, multi-discipline exhibitions, high-end casework and A/V presentation environments for museums, science centers, visitor centers and corporate facilities.

Judith Rubin
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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