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The Innovation of the Experience Economy - MK Haley - Disney Imagineer

  • Otago Polytechnic, Room G106 Union St (Opposite the Robertson Library) Dunedin, OTA 9016 (map)

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Mahuki and Otago Polytechnic are proud to host Mk Haley, Walt Disney Imagineering Academic Outreach and UCLA Faculty, for an inspirational talk on Wednesday 27th March, at Otago Polytechnic in Public Lecture Theatre G106. Access is opposite the Robertson Library on Union st.

Mk Haley will draw on extensive experience at The Walt Disney Company to explore the future of 'the experience' within the cultural heritage sector and beyond.

In a hour-long talk focussed on creating impactful and lasting audience experiences, Mk will share her expertise in designing new experiences, drawing on Disney projects she has designed.

About Mk Haley

MK Haley has been an educator for more than 25 years teaching for a variety of University programs, including the Disney Imagineering – UCLA partnership in Themed Entertainment Design, and recently served as both the Associate Executive Producer and a Faculty member at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Mk previously taught Experience and Themed Entertainment Design at Florida State University, where she also served as the Entrepreneur in Residence for the College of Fine Arts.

Mk Haley has been with The Walt Disney Company since 1994 serving primarily with Walt Disney Imagineering in both technical and creative roles with the Virtual Reality teams, R&D, Special FX, Show Quality Services, and the Disney Research Labs. She has a BFA and an MFA in computer animation. Mk has also served Disney Corporate initiatives related to New Technology programs and collaboration tools, as well as Disney Digital Media initiatives with their Television Groups.

With more than 25 years of service to industry associations, Mk has served as Conference and Technology chair for ACM SIGGRAPH and The Themed Entertainment Association. She is currently supporting the ACM-W team, the Association for Computing Machinery’s group that supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing fields.

This event is presented in partnership with the U.S. Embassy, Otago Polytechnic, Mahuki and National Services Te Paerangi, Te Papa.

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