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Scott Fisher (sfisher)

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Scott Fisher is a Professor and founding Chair of the Interactive Media Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is a media artist and interaction designer whose work focuses primarily on interactive environments and technologies of presence. He is well known for his pioneering work in the field of Virtual Reality at NASA. Fisher's media industry experience includes Atari, Paramount, and his own companies Telepresence Research and Telepresence Media. A graduate of MIT's Architecture Machine Group (now Media Lab), he has taught at MIT, UCLA, UCSD, and was a Project Professor at Keio University in Japan. His work has been recognized internationally through numerous invited presentations, professional publications and in the popular media. In addition, he has been an Artist in Residence at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies and his stereoscopic imagery and artwork has been exhibited in the US, Japan and Europe.

"IMD Forum for 4/11/12: Christina Norman" · View







  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 4/29/15: Virtual Fieldtrip   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Speakers: Joshua McVeigh-Schultz, Julian Bleecker, Flint Dille Time: Wednesday, April 29, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 108 For the final seminar of this semester, we will experiment with a prototype learning experience designed to flip the idea of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Whereas MOOCs bring students from outside [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 4/22/15: John Craig Freeman   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: John Craig Freeman Time: Wednesday, April 22, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 108 John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty­ five years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large­scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: IM Forum for 4/15/15: Experiments, Prototypes, Previews   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Speakers: IMGD 2nd Year MFA Students Time: Wednesday, April 15, 4-5:50pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building (SCI), Room 206 Please join us for a special event this Wednesday April 15 at 4:00-6:00PM in SCI 206 when the second year MFA students will be presenting their experiments, prototypes and previews of next year’s [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 4/8/15: Diversity in Games   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Title: “Diversity in Games” Speakers: Anne Toole, Ekta Kumar, Stephanie Preovolos, Janine Tedford, Brian McDonald Time: Wednesday, April 8, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 108 USC Interactive Media and Games Division in partnership with the International Game Developers Association invites the USC community and general public to a discussion and [...]

  • Thumbnail Speaker: Drew Murray & Marcus Smith, Insomniac Games Time: Wednesday, April 1, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Title: “Expect the Unexpected: Lessons from Directing Sunset Overdrive (and becoming old men in the games industry)” It’s not every day that you are offered the opportunity to do “whatever you [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 3/25/15: Refik Anadol   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Refik Anadol Time: Wednesday, March 25, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Refik Anadol is a media artist, director and designer born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer in UCLA’s  Department of Design Media Arts . Refik is working [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 3/4/15: Jeffrey Shaw   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Jeffrey Shaw Time: Wednesday, March 4, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI),Room 108 Title: New Media Art and the Cinematic Imaginary New Media Art today offers a large spectrum of perceptual experiences that forge new levels of heightened perception based on innovative methods of conveying and exchanging information. These new media [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 2/25/15: Asher Vollmer   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Asher Vollmer Time: Wednesday, February 25, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Title: The Rabbit Hole of Minimalist Design Abstract: In this talk we’re going to explore how to strive for elegance in game design and if that’s even something we should be striving for in the first place. [...]

  • Thumbnail Speakers: Justin Shacklette, Parker Lowrey, Spencer Stirling, Activision Time: Wednesday, February 18, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Title: Big Data in Games Justin Shacklette is a Principal Data Scientist in Activision’s Game Science division. He spends his days building analytic services to support Activision’s multiplayer online games, such as [...]

  • Scott Fisher posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    The Hidden Structure of Successful Screenplays – Paul Joseph Gulino

  • Scott Fisher posted an update in the group 511 Seminar:   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    IM Forum 1/21/15:Jeremy Berstein

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 1/21/15: Jeremy Bernstein   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Jeremy Bernstein Time: Wednesday, January 21, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Title: Sequence Structure for Games- Beyond 3 Acts in Narrative Design 3-Act Structure—Hollywood’s dominant paradigm in film narrative—has often been adopted as a guideline for game narrative. But 3-Act structure meshes poorly with the requirements and vocabulary [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 1/14/15: JOE PEREZ   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: JOE PEREZ, Co-Founder, Tastemade Time: Wednesday, January 14, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Joe is an entrepreneur, advisor and Internet product executive with over 17 years of experience in technology, media and health. He is a Co-Founder of Tastemade, a food and travel lifestyle video network built for [...]

  • Thumbnail Speakers: Mark Stephen Meadows & Albert “Skip” Rizzo, Ph.D. Time: Wednesday, November 19, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 TITLE: The Art of Conversational Characters: NLP, AI, IF, & NPCs! This talk provides an overview of autonomous avatars and virtual assistants.  The talk is divided into two portions: Today and [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 11/12/14: Alyssa Padia Walles   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Alyssa Padia Walles Time: Wednesday, November 12, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Alyssa’s career in the video game industry includes re-launching the Atari brand, developing international distribution markets for Sony PlayStation and negotiating national sports league agreements for Backyard Sports. At Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, she was a [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 11/5/14: Nauman Javed, Gaikai   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Nauman Javed, Gaikai Time: Wednesday, November 5, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Nauman Javed is a computer engineer presently working at Gaikai, a Sony Computer Entertainment company , on integrating its revolutionary video game streaming service to all kinds of consumer electronics devices, from smart TVs and cable/satellite set-top boxes to [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 10/29/14: Judith Donath   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Judith Donath, Time: Wednesday, October 29, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 108 Title: The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online Judith Donath is the author of The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online . In her work, Donath synthesizes knowledge from fields such as urban design, evolutionary biology and cognitive science [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 10/22/14: Mike Bonifer, GameChangers   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Mike Bonifer, GameChangers Time: Wednesday, October 22, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Title: Quantum Storytelling or Big Story: The Science of How Stories Live in Networks Mike Bonifer is the co-founder and CEO of GameChangers, which uses its proprietary improvisation-based system to help its clients improve their ability [...]

  • Scott Fisher wrote a new blog post: Interactive Media Forum for 10/15/14: Todd Richmond, ICT   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Speaker: Todd Richmond, USC Institute For Creative Technologies Time: Wednesday, October 15, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Todd Richmond is the director of advanced prototype development and transition at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. He entered college as a music major – an interest [...]

  • Thumbnail Speaker: Erin Reilly, Blackstone LaunchPad @USC Time: Wednesday, October 8, 4-6pm Location: USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media Building(SCI), Room 206 Erin Reilly is Creative Director & Research Fellow for Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad @USC .  In her role, she oversees all aspects of lab programming, [...]

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