USC Cinematic Arts

Jeff Watson is an artist, designer, researcher, and Assistant Professor of Digital Futures at OCAD University. His work focuses on investigating how game mechanics, pervasive computing, and social media can enable new forms of storytelling, participation, and civic engagement.

Jeff has consulted and produced commissioned work for a variety of institutions and companies, including Intel, BMW/Mini, Microsoft Research, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Boeing, Tiltfactor, Take Action Games, Los Angeles World Airports, and the Institute for Multimedia Literacy. He is the co-founder and co-director of the OCAD University Situation Lab, an affiliate faculty member in the UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts and New Media program, and has worked as a designer and postdoctoral research associate at the USC Game Innovation Lab.