Alex McDowell re-imagines the creative process in his production design practice (Fight Club, Minority Report, The Terminal, Watchmen). In 2006, McDowell was named a Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA, the UK's most prestigious design society. Outside film, McDowell brings art and science into a new convergence, most recently in the robotic opera Death and the Power with MIT Media Lab; and as co-director of the 5D: Future of Immersive Design conference which presents the intersection of design, technology and storytelling in narrative media. In 2001, Time magazine named architect Greg Lynn one of 100 of the most innovative people in the world for the 21st century. In 2005, Forbes magazine named Lynn one of the ten most influential living architects. In 2008, he won the Golden Lion at the 11th International Venice Biennale of Architecture. The buildings, projects, publications, and teachings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance of advanced technology for design and fabrication.
Public programs are made possible by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, and the Hammer Programs Committee.