USC Cinematic Arts

Alex McDowell and Chanel Summers will guide an exploration of world building and sound-as-story at the bigSTORYConference, December 17-19 in Los Angeles. Their session will be one in a three-day series of explorations of new storytelling theories, practices and technologies. The conference focuses on quantum storytelling, an emerging story science that embraces the complexity of human social systems, poly-vocal dialogue, the post-Newtonian worldview and quantum physics, and applies them to brand, business, and social communications.


  • Alex McDowell RDI
    Creative Director,; Professor, USC SCA; Director, World Building Media Lab, World Building Institute
  • Chanel Summers
    Co-Founder, Syndicate 17; Adjunct Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media Division; Sound Designer; Composer