5D: A Bigger Bang

Friday Apr 23, 2010 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

5D: A Bigger Bang is a series of the biennial 5D: The Future of Immersive Design conference. It explores the profound impact of the convergence of Art and Science across all narrative media—film, game, animation, and architecture. This on-going speaker series explores the profound new relationship between artists and scientists, designers and engineers, and the pervasive effect of this new collaboration not only on design and science process, but as a fundamental change in the relationship between artifact and audience.

This month's lecture features the groundbreaking work of artist and scientist John Underkoffler.


John Underkoffler is Chief Scientist and co-founder of Oblong Industries, Inc., whose flagship product—g-speak—is the world's first mature gestural computing platform, allowing users to navigate through data using gestures and arm movements instead of a mouse or keyboard. Underkoffler has served as science and technology advisor to a variety of major motion pictures including Minority ReportThe Hulk, and Aeon Flux.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.