January 12, 2012

Immersing in Emerging Cities

Professor Scott Fisher Unveils Interactive Project

The 6 Under 60 Exhibition

Dean of Research and Founding Chair of the Interactive Media Division Scott Fisher has a long record of building immersive environments for educational purposes. This past year, Fisher’s work on planned cities under sixty years old was featured at the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bo-Coty Biennale of Urbanism Architecture as part of the 6 Under 60 exhibition.

“When we started this project, our hope was that the collaboration would result in practical and much needed new research models for the arts within USC’s broader research community,” said Fisher. “These models would be uniquely based on a cross-disciplinary perspective – working from outside of any one curriculum and focused at the intersection between architecture, art, public art, design and the media arts.”

6 Under 60 is a collaborative research endeavor and interactive multi-media exhibition organized and presented by leading faculty from three schools at the University of Southern California: the USC School of Architecture, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

A major exploration of changing urban life worldwide, 6 Under 60 analyzes six cities that were transformed within the last 60 years — Chandigarh (India), Brasilia (Brazil), Gaborone (Botswana), Almere (Netherlands), Shenzhen (China) and Las Vegas (United States).

“The growing number of ubiquitous and embedded computing technologies introduces a new paradigm for how we interact with the built environment, while mobile and pervasive devices offer new possibilities for sensing and communicating with the physical world around us,” continued Fisher.

For more information, please visit: http://6under60.usc.edu/exhibition/