USC Cinematic Arts

We have inherited a collection of extremely dystopian visions from Snowcrash, the Matrix, Total Recall, and others. Immersive technologies can be isolating, and can override our sense of the real world. But these technologies can also bring us together, and expand our perceptions. What is the future of truth and politics in a digitally mediated world?


  • Ken Perlin
    Professor of Computer Science, NYU Media Research Lab; Director, NYU Games for Learning Institute
  • Juan DiazB
    European Director World Building Institute; Creative Director Kosmology; Director, Writer, Narrative Designer
  • Katharina Tillmans
    Co-President, Games 4 Change Europe
  • Inga von Staden
    Professor, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg