USC Cinematic Arts

This series shows the discussion between Science and Design and how groundbreaking the two can be together.

The depiction of science and technology in film, novels, television, games, and other media directly informs and affects the work of real-world scientists; while the authors of these narrative forms are driven to incorporate the ideas and artifacts of modern and projected technology. It's an ever-tighter feedback loop, and each side is sprinting to keep up with the other. Through it all runs a new generation of digital tools that is inexorably changing the creative process - of media author and scientist alike. This panel discusses what it means for science and design in narrative to embrace, incorporate, mutate, pervert, extrapolate, and refine each other.