5D: "Tomorrow is So Yesterday, How to Live in the Future Now" - At FITC
Alex McDowell RDI is one of the most innovative production designers working in the film industry, with the impact of his ideas extending far beyond cinema. McDowell advocates an immersive design process that acknowledges the world-building role of design in narrative media. His work on Watchmen, Minority Report, Fight Club, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has set new standards for the integration of digital technology and traditional design.
As the co-creator and the driving force behind 5D: The Future of Immersive Design, which launched the first ever international conference on immersive story-based design and world-building across all narrative media and continues to explore and implement the future of immersive design, Alex has gathered a formidable army of high-level, cross platform, virtual and reality-based collaborators. This illustrious group of connected, recognized, awarded thinkers and do-ers bring unique perspectives and solutions to all facets of design in the narrative disciplines - in film, animation, theater, architecture, experience design, interactive media, visual arts, information architecture, web, and transmedia - for both professional and academic audiences.
Alex is a Visiting Artist at MIT Media Lab where he is currently designing a robotic opera Death and the Powers; he is also an adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he teaches a prototype course in Immersive Moviemaking with scientist John Underkoffler.
FITC has produced events over 30 events over the last 8 years with over 15,000 attendees through 18 cities around the world. From Flash to Motion Design, FLEX to AIR, Mobile and more, FITC events each stand as unique and exciting experiences that inspire, educate and challenge. We have also collaborated on dozens of other projects widening our scope and allowing us to bring you the best events out there when it comes to content, networking and of course great parties!
Digital technologies are blurring the boundaries between the passive and active experience of visual art, entertainment, environmental design and the built environment. Out of these transformations emerge unique challenges and inspirations for those facing the creative process of world-building and storytelling in narrative media.
5D offers a progressive platform for discourse on the present and future of immersive design, and its impact on all aspects of the creative media space, by engaging creative collaborators working in a broad spectrum of disciplines and media.
This unprecedented cultural event is curated for everyone involved in design and storytelling, and the creation of immersive environments, across all mediums. Its goal is to unite a vital community of designers and image-makers from across a broad spectrum of entertainment, built environment and media disciplines, and serve as a catalyst for innovation.
Join renowned designers and thinkers for a series of inspiring, educational and career-enhancing discussions and networking, focused on the evolving nature of entertainment content creation, the challenges of world-building, and the design of experience-driven environments.
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