USC Cinematic Arts

First, presentations by core members of each of the six world building groups (including Graham Smith and team presenting the work of the Youth Group).

Then: Synthesizing the World: reflections on the science of fiction and world building.


  • Moderator:
    Ann Pendleton-Jullian
    Architect, Writer and Educator, World Builder
  • Moderator:
    John Underkoffler
    Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Oblong Industries
  • Moderator:
    Holly Willis
    Director, Institute for Multimedia Literacy and the Media Arts and Practice Program, USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Moderator:
    Alex McDowell RDI
    Creative Director,; Professor, USC SCA; Director, World Building Media Lab, World Building Institute