School of Cinematic Arts Directory Profile

Directory Profile

Jennifer Leigh Stein

Assistant Research Professor of Media Arts + Practice

Email: jstein@cinema.usc.edu
Work Phone: 213.821.5742
Office: SCI 101G

Jen Stein is a design researcher examining the implications of ubiquitous technologies on the built environment. She completed her Ph.D. in Media Arts and Practice at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, where she combined theory and practice to speculate about near future scenarios for Interactive Architecture. Her research explored how the technologies now commonly embedded within architectural spaces could be used to create more personalized and enchanted experiences for inhabitants.

Jen is also currently an adjunct faculty member in the Interactive Media Division and a research associate in the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her research explores design for interactive architecture, ambient storytelling, and mobile experiences. She holds an M.A. in Media and Communication from Goldsmiths College, University of London.