Brian Cantrell is a media artist, researcher, and creative technologist who works in the areas of sound design, data visualization, and sonification. His personal work explores the role of the experiential in art-science collaboration and science communication. His broader research interests include worldbuilding and systems-oriented design methodologies, computational synthesis, and phenomenology of perception.
Since early 2017, he has worked with USC’s Worldbuilding Media Lab on a number of interdisciplinary design projects including World in a Cell, a collaboration with the Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences that seeks to build a data-driven, immersive model of the inner workings of the pancreatic beta cell. Brian holds a doctorate in Media Arts and Practice from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.