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James Falk

James Falk
Born (1954-05-01) 1 May 1954 (age 60)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation research scientist, conceptual engineer, technological artist, inventor and U.S Patent consultant
Years active 1970's—present

James Falk (b. May 1, 1954) is a research scientist, conceptual engineer, technological artist, inventor and U.S Patent consultant.[1][2] His invention of the Groundstar style of Plasma globe was commercialized and marketed to collectors and science museums in the 1970s and 1980s. His techno-art was marketed through major retail catalog chains & stores such as The Sharper Image. In 2001 he became CEO of EFX,Inc. an Art & Technology Corporation specializing in technology commercialization, scientific research & development and performing arts center design.[3]

Centerpiece experiential art and technology at Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort (SpectroMagic), EPCOT, The Franklin Institute, Tsukuba Science City and New York City's Times Square (Toys "R" Us)[4] (Roseland Ballroom) are widely recognized contributions from his EFX Invention Laboratory in New Jersey.

He is a Gold Clio Award team member. In 1994 he was a conceptual engineering consultant assisting The Walt Disney Company in the translation of artistic, sculptural and engineering agendas for Beauty and the Beast on Broadway theatre. He was a member of Ann Hould-Ward's 1994 Tony Award team for Beauty and the Beast. The Illuminating Engineering Society awarded him the Edwin F. Guth Award of Excellence,[5] the Lumen Award and the Lumen Award of Merit. He has been a K-12 Project Mentor for the Toshiba Corporation and the National Science Teachers Association Exploravision national scientific contest held in the United States and Canada.,[6] Sears Craftsman and National Science Teachers Association Young Inventors Program[7][8] and the Student Patent Program.[9][10]


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