WINTER 2008
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New Sphere Sizes Up To 3 Meters
New High Resolution 4-Projector System
New Tool Simplifies "Spherical Movie-Making"
2008 Beijing Olympic Pavilion, China
Museo Interactivo Mirador Opens Bilingual Solar System Exhibit
Adventure Science Center, Nashville, TN
American Museum of Natural History Featured on ABC News
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NEW SPHERE SIZES UP TO 3 METERS

Coldplay 'Viva la Vida' World Tour             
logo Global Imagination® announces the Magic Planet® PufferSphere®, an inflatable spherical display system offered with sphere diameters of 1.6, 2, 2.5, and 3 meters (5'3", 6'7", 8'2", and 9' 10").  It's ideal for situations in which you need to combine a large sphere with rugged portability, such as for stage or trade shows; educational, corporate, government or cultural events; as well as for branding, marketing and promotions.  For example, Coldplay's recent 'Viva la Vida' world tour stage show included 6 PufferSpheres.
NEW HIGH RESOLUTION 4-PROJECTOR SYSTEM

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Global Imagination also now offers the Magic Planet EP, which combines images from four external projectors to create a stunning spherical display. Based upon NOAA's SOS* technology, the Magic Planet EP comes in sphere diameters of 68" and up.  It's ideal for theatre-like settings where you want maximum visual impact, and for large areas where using multiple external projectors is essential.

*The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "Science on a Sphere" technology
NEW TOOL SIMPLIFIES
"SPHERICAL MOVIE-MAKING"


FullGlobe™ is an After Effects® plug-in that dramatically simplifies the task of making animations and movies for spherical displays. FullGlobe automatically handles effects such as warping, splitting, pole rotation, re-projection and others, so all your text, legends, pictures and other media look just the way you want them to - anywhere on the globe.  It's available for both Mac and PC, and it can develop movies for any spherical display. FullGlobe is an essential spherical movie-making tool; it pays for itself in no time!
2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC PAVILION, CHINA

bejingA Global Imagination 5 foot Magic Planet was recently on display in the Caring World exhibition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  The exhibition focused on critical global health challenges and on how companies around the world are providing solutions.
Produced by Thinc Design, the Magic Planet exhibit helped to display research and educational initiatives regarding health issues such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and heart disease.  The Magic Planet was showcased on top of a brilliant white base, which enhanced the aesthetic integration of the globe with its surroundings.
MUSEO INTERACTIVO MIRADOR OPENS BILINGUAL SOLAR SYSTEM EXHIBIT
 
ChileThe Museo Interactivo Mirador in Santiago, Chile features the first Magic Planet in South America - a 3 foot Magic Planet in their newly constructed Science and Technology gallery. 
The Magic Planet resides on a specially fabricated circular enclosure with an embedded touch screen.  They based their exhibit upon the Solar System Tour, originally provided to our Customer Community by the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal.  Museo Interactivo Mirador translated the exhibit into Spanish, and is kindly making the translation available to all Global Imagination customers.  According to Rodrigo Nunez, the Sub Director of Operations, the new exhibit has been an exceptional draw for visitors, bringing in over 65,000 during its opening week.
ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER
NASHVILLE, TN
 
NashvilleAdventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee recently debuted a 15,000 square foot exhibit hall entitled Space Chase.  A 5 foot Magic Planet is its central focal point, as part of a feature exhibit entitled Worlds of Wonder. 
The Magic Planet is used to tell the story of the Solar System not just in ways we can see but also with topographic maps, atmospheric data, geological features, and more.   The exhibit was developed by Ideum and Superior Exhibits.
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL
HISTORY FEATURED ON ABC NEWS

 
abcThe American Museum of Natural History in New York, New York recently opened an exhibit entitled "Climate Change: The Threat to Life and a New Energy Future."  The exhibit features four Magic Planets - one each to highlight climate change questions and answers on atmosphere, ice, land, and ocean.  It's a traveling exhibit - ultimately two copies will be touring the world.  The exhibit was featured on ABC News: CLICK HERE TO WATCH
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