Your Guide to

Inventor Dan Zen

and The Dan Zen Museum

Dr Abstract
7 min readSep 10, 2020
Well, if all the drones have tickets, maybe we should get one too!
Poster for the Dan Zen Expo of 52 exhibits

The Dan Zen Museum is the latest digital interface to the award winning Inventor’s online creations and 52 exhibits in the Dan Zen Expo. The museum also includes formation, creativity, biography, philosophy, coding and marketing tours. This guide will introduce the Museum and the life of Dan Zen.

Draggable map for the Dan Zen Museum with 52 Expo exhibits


The Museum was created for the Half Century Celebration Red Carpet Extravaganza in March 2014. Zen invited friends to a party at the Staircase Theater in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. At the party he presented his physical inventions, launched the digital site and gave talks all while wearing a broken pair of glasses he had wired that day with a coat-hanger arm. He is pointing to the fix in the picture below.

Zen with one way medallion at the extravaganza
Invite for the Dan Zen Half Century Celebration Red Carpet Extravaganza

In one impromptu moment, Zen, the number one psychedelic dancer in the world according to Google, was asked to demonstrate! Around him, some party-goers had been fanning themselves with Zen clouds so he asked them to move in and as luck would have it — a psychedelic song was playing.

Dan Zen psychedelic dancing in the clouds

The video of the event begins backwards. If you can make it through this then we get to see the inventions, the talks and even the dancing in the clouds!



Dr Abstract

Inventor, Founder of ZIM JavaScript Canvas Framework and Nodism, Professor of Interactive Media at Sheridan, Canadian New Media Awards Programmer and Educator