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5D and USITT Present, at the USITT 2012 Conference:

Connecting with the Future

Connecting with the Future

March 29, 2012 @ 9:30am to 10:45am

Long Beach Convention &
Entertainment Center

Panela Leung and Katie Smith

USITT Conference

Connecting with the Future will be held Thursday March 29th, from 9:30am - 10:45 am. It is the third session in a series presented in collaboration with 5D: The Future of Immersive Design, at the 2012 USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Long Beach.

This year's panel will complement the work from the past two years, where immersive design-thinking, collaboration, and theatre experiences were explored.

The world of narrative design is changing fast. Immersive Design leads to deeper engagement for the audience and doing so means a shift in how designers think and work together. Three-dimensional projections, real time manipulation, and trans-media interactions are dynamic tools for the stage.

Connecting with the Future will feature key pioneers who are incorporating cutting edge technology and collaboration techniques into the performing arts in truly innovative ways.

Connecting with the Future's Panel will consist of Alex McDowell and Roger Parent.

Alex McDowell

Alex McDowell is the co-founder of 5D and an award-winning production designer for films such as Minority Report, Fight Club, and Watchmen. He is an advocate for immersive design and, in 2010, served as production designer for Death and the Powers, a new opera by Todd Machover, presented in cooperation with Opera of the Future of MIT Media Lab and the American Repertory Theatre in Boston.

Roger Parent

Roger Parent is the founding president of Realizations.net, creating unique digital environments and most recently providing the software and interactive video support for the Metropolitan Opera's New Wagner Ring Cycle. As the former vice-president of production for Cirque du Soleil, he was instrumental in creating the collaborative process that propelled Cirque to the performance powerhouse it is today.


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