TEDxBoston 2013

Matthew DuPlessie

Set Design Wizard

How can transposing your surroundings change the way you perceive the world?

The future of interactive, immersive entertainment may not be dominated by content on-screen…




After completing his bachelors in mechanical engineering at MIT, Matthew DuPlessie went to work in Florida managing specialty design/build projects for major theme parks, museums, and aquariums.  Returning to Massachusetts to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School, Matt raised private financing and opened a new location-based entertainment concept in Boston.

5 Wits designs, produces, and operates immersive adventures like TOMB, Operation Spy, 20,000 Leagues, and Espionage, in addition to designing and fabricating a range of interactive exhibits, theme park attractions, and theatrical productions for a variety of institutions of entertainment and educational value.

Matt is also fortunate to serve as an instructor of Product Design in the mechanical engineering department at MIT.  Matt and his wife Beth live in Stoneham, MA with their three children.

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