PRAXIS is a Los Angeles-based monthly initiative hosted by the IMAP Phd program at USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together the experimental design community to engage in a discourse about future cinema and design practice at the edges of the field.

The event:

The event invites creative talents across different disciplines to show new work, share techniques, and build networks of collaboration. The event takes place every month and invites designers, architects, filmmakers, game developers, engineers, programmers, and visual artists to present their work. It is open to anyone looking for an informal place to network and learn about new ideas, methodologies and workflows. PRAXIS is free and open to the public.

The curators:

> Biayna Bogosian

Biayna Bogosian is an architect/media artist interested in designing urban interfaces that respond to environmental data patterns. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Media Arts & Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.


> Catherine Griffiths

Catherine is a designer working at the intersection of computational design and cinema. Her practice ISOHALE works with new technologies and creative code to visualize data and natural processes, living and non-living systems. She is currently a PhD student in the iMAP PhD program at USC.


> Emilia Yang Rappaccioli

Emilia Yang is an activist, artist, and militant researcher. Yang is currently a Ph.D. student in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is interested in Transmedia Storytelling framed through the question of how it can foster social change and civic engagement. Her art practice utilizes site-specific interactive installations, interactive documentaries, videos, performance, and urban interventions



Send your suggestions for future presenters to: uscpraxis2016.com

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