Glasschord’s Future Shock features Death & the Powers

Tod Machover shares his thoughts about "Death and the Powers" in Glasschord, a magazine of arts and culture founded by a community of emerging artists. The current issue is dedicated to artists confronting the future, certainly a theme that is central to DATP. In the opera, the opportunities and challenges of the future are explored through …

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What’s up this week

Check out the updated official Death and the Powers website. We appreciate feedback! Tod is on a whirlwind trip to Europe this week, giving talks and meeting with collaborators. He's in Prague today (June 19), where he'll be speaking about the production design and technology of Death and the Powers to audiences attending the Quadrennial of …

Designing Operabots

Alex McDowell, production designer for Death and the Powers, shared these notes with us detailing his experience working on the production design of Death and the Powers. We thought they were worth sharing. Thanks Alex! DEATH & THE POWERS - designing operabots Alex McDowell, March 9 2011 Death and the Powers was my first experience …

Meet the Artists – Alex McDowell (Production Designer)

Alex McDowell is one of the most innovative and influential designers working in narrative media, with the impact of his ideas extending far beyond his background in cinema.  Alex advocates an immersive design process that acknowledges the key world-building role of design in storytelling. He currently serves as adjunct professor at the Interactive Media Department/School …