08.02.2015 - Alex McDowell, Bruno Setola, Jeff Watson, moderated by Juan DiazB
These are the world’s promising untold stories waiting to be narrated. "World Building" designates an iterative and collaborative narrative practice in which the design of a world precedes the telling of a story. The richly detailed space becomes a container for narrative, producing stories that emerge from its welldesigned core and new worlds beyond the rules of the reality in which we live. This panel will discuss ways to build experiences and worlds in which stories unfold in new mindblowing ways, redefining the limits of design and narrative, moving into a landscape where art and science, design and engineering are inseparable.
Juan DiazB is the European Director of the World Building Institute, a cutting-edge research unit at the University of Southern California focusing on the future of narrative media through world building. He is also the creative director of Kosmology, which develops film and transmedia projects in Europe and America, including TORPOR, a reflection on the water crisis, the multi-platform narrative ORIGEN and the transmedia format BUENAVENTURA MON AMOUR. He has been awarded as designer, director and writer.