Alan Gershenfeld is Co-Founder/President of E-Line Media, a developer of games that help players understand and shape the world. He has worked on impact game projects with the Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, NSF, BBC, USAID, DARPA, White House OSTP, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Games for Change, Google, Sesame Workshop, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, ASU Center for Games and Impact and numerous other impact and academic organizations. Prior to E-Line , Alan was member of the executive management team that rebuilt game publisher Activision from bankruptcy into a global industry leader.
Alex McDowell studied Fine Art at Central School of Art in London, worked with the Sex Pistols and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, and founded music design studio Rocking Russian Design. He is currently a professor at USC School of Cinema, where he directs the World Building Media Lab and World Building Institute, and teaches world building as a media-and platform-agnostic post-cinematic narrative design practice. Alex also is co-founder and principal creative director at Experimental Design, a design and production studio that uses world building and storytelling to prototype the future and provoke change.
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