Benja Juster: The Master Builder of Extraordinary Experiences


Life is a Festival 011:

Benja Juster (Rubbermaid Parties)

From Nectar Village at Burning Man, to psychedelic interactive games, to secret parties, Benja Juster is a master experience designer. On this episode we discuss the four elements of a dynamic experience, Benja’s time at the College of Extraordinary Experiences and different types of participatory events including immersive theater (like Sleep No More), explorative worlds (like Meow Wolf) and alternate reality games.

If you like fun and especially if you like creating fun for others, this might be the episode for you!

Special thanks to my rad producer Ari Andersen (Host of the Millennials Don’t Suck Podcast)

My multi-disciplinary design partner Andy McErlean

And the most delightful dj atish for the truly festive theme song: “Peculiar Colors” [Manjumasi]