Alice Taylor (businesswoman)

Alice Taylor is a British entrepreneur. She is founder of MakieLab,[1] an "'entertainment playspace for young people' that will invite users to download and print 3D dolls and accessories."[2]

Alice Taylor
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Taylor in 2005
Alma materUniversity of London
OccupationFounder and CEO of MakieLab
(m. 2008)
ChildrenPoesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow

Early life and educationEdit

Taylor attended the University of London between 1990 and 1994.


Taylor is former commissioning editor, Education for the British TV station Channel 4,[3] where she developed a number of informal learning projects involving ARGs, casual gaming and other interactive entertainment formats. Before this, she was the Vice President of Digital Content for BBC Worldwide.[4][5] In September 2006 she was named one of the Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women by Next Generation Magazine Online. She founded and edits the blog Wonderland.

In 1997, she was defense on the first UK Quake team, and a member of the UK's Demonic Core clan. In September 2002 she was an exhibit in the Game On exhibition at the Barbican, and featured in the accompanying book, Game On: The History and Culture of Video Games.

In 2017, Disney acquired Makie Labs technology and personnel for an un disclosed figure, although internet rumors put the value of the deal at $175M to $250.

In keeping with the strategic acquisition, Ms Taylor is now the Director, StudioLab at The Walt Disney Studios. In that role she is responsible for ensuring that Disney continues to invest in the intersection between online tech and content distribution.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2008, Taylor's daughter with Cory Doctorow, Poesy Emmeline Fibonacci Nautilus Taylor Doctorow was born.[6] Taylor and Doctorow married in 2008.[7] She moved with her family from London to Los Angeles in the early 2000s.


  1. ^ "Makies: who we are". MakieLab. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. ^ Kiss, Jemima (6 February 2011). "The tech Startup Stars". London: The Guardian. Archived from the original on 18 January 2012.
  3. ^ "TV Boss Set To Drop A File-Sharing Bomb On Digital Britain". TorrentFreak. 18 October 2009.
  4. ^ Taylor, Alice (27 June 2007). "Leaving the BBC". Wonderland Blog. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  5. ^ Jardin, Xeni (26 May 2005). "The Next Step for the 'Big Three' Game Platforms". NPR. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  6. ^ Doctorow, Cory (3 February 2008). "Fine News". Boing Boing. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  7. ^ "Little Brother UK edition signed!". BoingBoing. BoingBoing. 2008-10-27. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27.

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