Disney Coming Back to Boston

Well, the Imagineers are coming to Cambridge’s technology park:

The Walt Disney Co.’s Imagineering research division, which develops new technologies for the company’s theme parks, is planning to open a small lab in East Cambridge next month, 11 years after Disney shuttered its last such facility in the city.

“While labs tend to grow organically according to who ends up joining, my initial plan is to have the lab focus on social sciences, broadly defined, and also on commercialization of some existing research,’’ said Joe Marks, who will run the lab. Marks is a Disney research vice president who previously ran the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge. Another Mitsubishi lab alum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Wojciech Matusik, will serve as a consultant.

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