Dr. Gregory M. Erickson
Dr. Erickson received his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley and conducted post-doctoral research at Stanford University and Brown University before joining the faculty at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Dr. Erickson’s research focuses primarily on dinosaur growth, life history and feeding biomechanics. He has published over 100 scientific papers, many appearing in top journals such as Nature, Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has also participated in over fifty expeditions, including trips to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, Romania and the Alaskan Arctic. Notable discoveries include: 1) determining the growth rates of dinosaurs showing they were likely warm-blooded; 2) discovering the age, growth rates and evolution of giantism in T. rex; 3) revealing that Archaeopteryx (the first bird) was physiologically more like a dinosaur than a modern bird; 4) pioneering studies on dinosaurian population biology (e.g. survivorship, mortality rates); 5)recognition of a "lost world" of polar-adapted dinosaurs; and co-naming a half dozen dinosaurs including Guanlong (a fully-feathered tyrannosaur), Anchiornis (a miniature four-winged gliding raptor) and Ugrunaaluk (a polar duck-billed dinosaur). Honors include being elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012, the Distinguished University Teaching award at FSU and having the dinosaur Glishades ericksoni named after him. Dr. Erickson is working with Imagine Exhibitions as an advisor, writer, and editor of the paleontology copy for the Company’s Dinosaurs Around the World exhibitions.
Dr. Gregory M. Erickson's Website | Blog Post | Dino Safari | Dinosaurs Around the World | Dinosaurs Around the World Outdoor
Sean Kenney is a renowned, award-winning artist and "professional kid" who uses LEGO pieces to design and create contemporary sculpture for high-profile clients, major corporations, and venues around the globe for over 15 years. Sean's multiple-award-winning traveling exhibitions have been touring North America, Asia, and Europe since 2012, heralded as "an incredible exhibition" by Lonely Planet that Vogue says is "bound to make visitors stare". He has authored 9 acclaimed children's books, guest-judged a reality TV show, and has been featured in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, PBS Arts, BBC Arts, NHK Japan, and countless more.
Sean Kenney's Website | Blog Post | Nature Connects | Nature POP! | Animal Super Powers
Thomas Dambo grew up building tree-houses and bird traps as a kid and decided to go for a degree in design. His artistic career started in 2010 when he scattered colorful scrap wood birdhouses all over the urban landscape of Copenhagen as a form of street art. He since developed his practice as a recycle-artist working for festivals, television, and cities all over the world. The first Thomas Dambo troll 'Jack Lumber' saw the light of day in 2012 and since then the world has been populated with more than 75 trolls and counting.
Thomas Dambo's Website | Blog Post | Trolls
Artist John Payne truly is the heart of Dinosaurs in Motion. John was a trained metalsmith with a passion to constantly learn and discover new intricacies about life. Inspired by the universally enchanting effect dinosaurs have on people and the many hours he spent with his children admiring the dinosaurs at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, John devoted his life to creating metal kinetic dinosaurs, noting he “saw an opportunity for teaching art and science.” Through video and interactives, visitors will walk away with Payne’s inspiring message: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Dinosaurs in Motion
Dr. Mark Norell
Mark Norell is an American paleontologist and molecular geneticist, acknowledged as one of the most important living vertebrate paleontologists. He is currently the chairman of paleontology and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. His work regularly appears in major scientific journals (including cover stories in Science and Nature) and was listed by Time magazine as one of the ten most significant science stories of 1993, 1994 and 1996.
Dinosaurs in Motion
Dr. John Durant
Dr. John Durant was appointed Assistant Director and Head of Science Communication at the Science Museum, London and Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Imperial College, London. In 2000, he was appointed Chief Executive of At-Bristol, a new independent science centre in the West of England. He came to MIT in July 2005, to take up a joint appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the STS Program and Director of the MIT Museum.
Dinosaurs in Motion
Dr. Rhett Allain
The Science and Math Advisor for Angry Birds Universe is Dr. Rhett Allain, professor of Physics, published author, and renowned “Angry Birds physicist” who enjoys creating models and figuring out the physics behind the Angry Birds games. Dr. Allain received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2001 and works in the field of physics education research (PER). The primary goal of PER is to explore how students understand physics. This typically leads to the development of new curriculum and instructional techniques. Currently, Dr. Allain is interested in physics for elementary teachers, computational methods in introductory physics and student understanding of the nature of science. Recently, he has analyzed the physics behind the Angry Birds Space video game. In addition, Dr. Allain has authored two books, including National Geographic’s Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game and Just Enough Physics. Dr. Allain is a content contributor and advisor for all science and math content in the Angry Birds Universe exhibition.
Angry Birds Universe
Mel White is a freelance writer who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, and specializes in travel and natural history. He has written more than 40 articles for National Geographic Traveler magazine and more than a dozen for National Geographic. Mr. White has covered destinations including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, Borneo, the Amazon River, Mount Kilimanjaro, Madagascar, Socotra Island, New Guinea and the Swiss Alps and written or contributed to more than 25 nature-related books and travel guides. Mr. White’s books include A Birder’s Guide to Arkansas, Exploring the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, The National Geographic Guide to Bird-watching Sites, National Geographic’s Complete National Parks of the United States, and National Geographic’s Angry Birds: 50 True Stories of the Fed Up, Feathered and Furious. Mr. White is a content contributor and advisor for all natural history content in the Angry Birds Universe exhibition
Angry Birds Universe
Scitech is a not-for-profit company operating as the Scitech Science Centre, a permanent, interactive science museum which includes a planetarium in West Perth, Western Australia. The organization's published mission is "to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics". Scitech’s range of programs and exhibits are designed for children from early childhood to Year 12, with many tailored towards the primary school age bracket. They also host events for adults such as “Scitech After Dark” several times a year.
Scitech's Website | Astronaut | Backyard Adventures | Bionic Me | Earth Matters | Going Places | Map It | Planet Pioneers | htPlaying with Light | Rescue | Science Fiction, Science Future | Speed: Science in Motion | Top Secret
Created by a ruling of 3 December 2009, the public body of the Palais de la Découverte and the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, also known as Universcience from January 2010, is an industrial and commercial public body, placed under the joint responsibility of the Ministry for Higher Education and Research and the Ministry for Culture. As well as an alliance between two of the key players in scientific and technical culture, the creation of Universcience reflected the desire of the public authorities to respond to major social concerns. In a social context marked by the paradox of a worrying lack of enthusiasm for scientific studies and careers, while technology becomes ever more entrenched in our daily lives, it is essential to reconcile science and technology with our culture and our society. Beyond its primary task of making science accessible to all, Universcience intends to take on the challenge of communicating and sharing knowledge in a more innovative and appealing way. In order to do this, Universcience is committed to bringing all aspects of scientific and technical culture to life, including the cultural, educational and artistic aspects.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a premium ad-supported streaming service. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
NBCUniversal's Website | Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses. A WarnerMedia company, the Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, videogames, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.'s Website | Harry Potter: The Exhibition
AAM – American Alliance of Museums
APGA - American Public Gardens Association
ASPAC – Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres
ASTC - Association of Science & Technology Centers
AZA – Association of Zoos & Aquariums
CASC – Canadian Association of Science Centres
EAZA – European Association of Zoos & Aquaria
ECSITE – European Network Science Centres & Museums
IAAPA – The Global Association of the Attractions Industry
IAFE – International Association of Fairs & Expostions
ICOM – International Council of Museums
ILE – Informal Learning Experiences, Inc.
TEA – Themed Entertainment Association
TEEM – The Experience Economy Meeting