Alex McDowell is the creative director of 5D Global Studio, a multi-platform, cross-discipline narrative design studio. He is a professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and director of the World Building Media Lab and Institute, which received the Interaction Awards' 2014 Future Voice Award. As an acclaimed production designer, he collaborated with directors including Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, and David Fincher.
Bradley Newman is an artist/engineer who creates immersive experiences exploring interactive, narrative, and virtual embodiments, as well as the dynamic between the physical and virtual multi-user cooperative games. His virtual reality and computer graphics experience covers many fields and tools. Newman received a BA in art and design from Iowa State University and an MFA in interactive media from the University of Southern California.