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Remixing reality

Learn how modern storytellers are immersing people in the worlds of their stories.

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Now more than ever, technology’s bringing an exciting and unexpected dimension to storytelling, helping artists immerse audiences in experiences that educate, engage, and inspire. In this episode, our hosts speak with storytellers and curators who are exploring these new expanded and immersive realities including Kiki Wolfkill, an executive producer at Microsoft’s 343 Industries; Rocky Bucano, executive director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum; and Michael Bodell, deputy director of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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With technology, you can change content on the fly because a lot of it is going to be AI-driven. People are going to want to know something different that as curators, we didn't even expect.

Rocky Bucano

About the guests

Kiki Wolfkill (left) is an executive producer at 343 Industries. She was the director of Microsoft Game Studios and a creator of the Halo video game series.   

Rocky Bucano (right) is the Executive Director of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, a cultural arts and educational institution opening in 2020, dedicated to the preservation and celebration of hip hop culture. 

Michael Bodell is the Deputy Director at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The institute’s mission is to explore and present the history of the automobile and its impact on global life and culture. 

A visitor viewing the Warthog
Guests experiencing mixed reality art piece, Concrete Storm
“Hollywood Dream Machines” brings iconic cars to life

At the Petersen Automotive Museum, mixed reality gives fans an inside look at the iconic cars from Back to the Future and Halo.

Immersed in culture

These visionary experiences smash the barrier that divides artist and audience, creator and composition, inventor and user. They turn passive observers into active players and immerse them in culture.