USC Cinematic Arts


5D and the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach present The Architecture of sound, a panel discussion on the future of sound and emergent technology in design.

The event will engage the potential of spatialized soundscapes within architecture, and investigate the role of sound in building new kinds of environments in all narrative media from film to interactive games to real-world experiential architecture—redefining what physical space can be and the new immersive creative process that is involved in such endeavors.

This event is in conjunction with the exhibition, BRIAN ENO: 77 Million Paintings currently on view at the University Art Museum, CSULB.



  • Moderator:
    John Underkoffler
    Founder and Chief Scientist, Oblong Industries
  • Panelist:
    Rychard Cooper
    CSULB Sound Technician and Electronic Music Instructor, recording engineer, producer, sound designer
  • Panelist:
    Hernan Diaz Alonso
    Architect, Xefirotarch, Los Angeles, CA; instructor Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the GSAP at Columbia University
  • Panelist:
    Mark Mangini
    Sound engineer, Academy Award nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing category for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Panelist:
    Pamela Z
    Composer/Performer, Guggenheim Fellow, NEA and Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship of Architecture recipient