13.02.2017 - Itamar Kubovy, Alex McDowell, Kamal Sinclair, Trisha Williams, moderated by Juan DiazB
World building designates an iterative and collaborative narrative practice in which the deep understanding of a world precedes the telling of a story. Interdisciplinary experts and Talents engage the audience in a session to holistically visualize the future reality of cities and the cinematic stories that will emerge within them. The ubiquitous presence of screens, cameras, wearables, tracking, big data and personalized media constantly blur the boundaries between surveillance and spectacle. Culture, politics, architecture, fashion and social interaction are reshaped - and so is film. Through human narratives, we redefine the capability of storytelling to construct our world.
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.