At USC School of Cinematic Arts on April 13th, a sold-out crowd gathered for a dynamic and stimulating day of interdisciplinary & collaborative participation, Science of Fiction proposed LA 2.0, 2020: the rebuild of a parallel Los Angeles in the near-future of 2020 ... with some disruption added! The sea level is rising, Occupy LA succeeds, and the Los Angeles rail system was never dismantled by the auto industry. Vibrant debate and prototyping ensued in 5 rooms packed with adult creators, while play broke out in the sixth room full of of kids - 250 people seeding an emergent world in a single day!
Check out and explore the first release of this new world at Dio.
This created world will continue to evolve as a laboratory of world building and transmedia for the future - stories will develop, ideas will be challenged, future outcomes will be investigated. Look for the next iteration of this persistent world in the Fall of 2013.
..."As the LA 2020 project continues to evolve in transmedia projects at USC and the 5D Institute, it may start to shape the city. After all, as Intel futurist Brian David Johnson notes, "World building is the reality of the future." ... [April 2013, PopMech - Bill Desowitz]