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POPnology at Arizona Science Center

March 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Arizona Science Center has partnered with Stage Nine Exhibits, the producer of the new pop-culture and technology inspired exhibition, POPnologyTM, to develop an event series that focuses on notable figures featured in the exhibition.
POPnology opened at the Center on Feb 7. This exhibition makes the connections on how technology has been influenced by movies, books, television and art. In this 3-part event series industry leaders will focus on the past, present and future of technologies that have been, and continue to be, inspired by popular culture.

“Futuristic and innovative thinking has been essential to our survival. Innovative thinking can take us on the paths we have not yet explored and allow us to visualize the future. We hope the exhibit and these events inspire guests to dream big!” said Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of Arizona Science Center.

Walt Disney was known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century as an innovator in animation and theme park design. On Saturday, Mar 12 the first event will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a lecture entitled Dream It, Do It – How Disney Legends Bob Gurr and David Bossert’s Work Became The Inspiration of POPnologyTM.
Led by David Bossert, Author, Producer, Creative Director & Head of Classic Projects, Walt Disney Animation Studios at The Walt Disney Co. and Bob Gurr, former Principal Designer and Imagineer, at The Walt Disney Co, this evening discussion will examine what inspiration, creativity and innovating thinking helped lead to the development of Walt’s visions, and how he influenced the design of POPnology.

David has worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Lion King, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fantasia 2000 and the Academy Award-nominated Disney/Dali short film Desitno, along with authoring DALI AND DISNEY: DESTINO, The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film, and Bob, who’s famous work was for Disneyland Park and its subsequent sister parks, is said to have designed most, if not all, of the ride vehicles of the Disneyland attractions, including Autopia, Haunted Mansion, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. He was named a Disney Legend in 2004. He also worked on the King Kong Encounter animatronic for Universal Studios Hollywood.

Every event will feature a special something and of course there will be entrance to the POPnology exhibition, cash bar, music, food and fun! Guests must be 18+ to attend. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at

Mark your calendars for the next two events:
Friday, Apr 15
Back to the Future – A Look at the Technology That Has Inspired Film and the Flying Car

Friday, May 13
An Inside Look At The Future of Transportation

The POPnology Event Series is generously supported by the Hotel Palomar.

Ticket Information:
Arizona Science Center, located at 600 E Washington St. – Phoenix, AZ 85004, is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 days a week. POPnology will be on exhibit February 7, 2016 – May 15, 2016. Guests can purchase tickets online at, or in person at Arizona Science Center.

POPnology is a production of Stage Nine Exhibitions, presented nationally by Local Motors, Hyundai, NASA/JPL- Caltech, NVIDIA, and Quid and presented locally by APS, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and U.S. Bank. POPnology is located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries.

About Arizona Science Center:
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. The Center, located at 600 E Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibit, live demonstrations, a state-of the art Dorrance Planetarium, a five-story IMAX® theater, and newly opened, CREATE at Arizona Science Center – a place where science, design and engineering collide! For further details please visit

About Stage Nine:
Stage Nine Exhibit Design is a full service firm specializing in exhibit, museum, and themed interior design. We offer a full range of service from building custom graphics and specialized manufacturing, program management and advanced lighting solutions. Since 1999, we have served a wide range of clients throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on developing a custom, creative display for your business, please visit Stage Nine Design at


March 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Arizona Science Center
600 E Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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