Alex McDowell -- World Building

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Alex McDowell is one of the most innovative and influential designers working in narrative media, with the impact of his ideas extending far beyond his background in cinema. He is currently teaching world building and virtual production as Visiting Professor in production and interactive media at USC School of Cinematic Arts, and was Visiting Artist at MIT’s Media Lab. He is co-founder and creative director of the 5D | Institute - a global series of distributed events and an exploratory space for an expanding community of storytellers in entertainment and academia - and the 5D | Organization, an industry-facing cellular, cross-disciplinary media studio which imagines, designs, iterates, and builds immersive, experiential and social worlds.