USC Cinematic Arts

John Underkoffler is Chief Scientist and co-founder of Oblong Industries, developer of the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment. Oblong's technological trajectories build on fifteen years of foundational work at the MIT Media Laboratory, where John was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics systems, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. He has been science advisor to films including Minority Report, The Hulk (A.Lee), Aeon Flux, Stranger Than Fiction, and Iron Man. John also serves as adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts; on the University Art Museum board at California State University, Long Beach; and on MIT's Visiting Committee.