Excited to share the third episode of the “Fear & Wonder” documentary series which I directed for SCI-Arc Channel.
It’s been nearly 40 years since the AI replicants of Blade Runner first walked the neon drenched streets of sci fi LA. Despite significant advances in technology however, narratives of human-like Artificial Intelligence spiraling out of control still permeate all forms of popular culture. In most of these stories AI means sentient robots with a consciousness that mirrors our own. Super soldiers, Sex bots, domestic help and humanoid machine laborers liberating us from work, fulfilling our desires, going places we fear to tread rising up, taking over and doing away with our outdated fragile bodies. In the imaginary worlds of Science Fiction, we have always explored the fears and wonders of AI technology. In this film we will explore contemporary representations of artificial intelligence in film, television, and global culture and with an ensemble of designers from the entertainment industry, scientists and technologists we will investigate where the science ends and fiction takes over.
Featured in this episode are:
Jon Carlos (art director of the TV series Westworld)
Victor Martinez (concept artist for Blade Runner 2049)
Deborah Harrison (head of conversational UI team at Microsoft)
Dominic Polcino (director of Rick and Morty)
Sid Suri (computational scientist at Microsoft Research)
Ingrid Burrington (writer, geographer and theorist)
Lauren Mccarthy (artist and technologist)
Ross Goodwin (artist and coder, creator of the AI film Sunspring)
Jessica Brillhart (director, MxR Lab at USC Institute for Creative Technologies)
Veronica So (producer for artist Ian Cheng’s AI-driven virtual lifeform BOB)

planet city excerpt earth day

On the occasion of Earth Day, watch a new 3-minute excerpt from our recent film ‘Planet City’.
The film is currently screening at MAAT Portugal, the Shanghai Biennale, and Cairotronica.

planet city teaser

Sharing a few fragments from “Planet City” – a new short film which I VFX-supervised.

Concept art for unreleased Yat Pit x Alexey Marfin project

A photobash / concept artwork I made for a film project with the amazing Yat Pit and NOWNESS Asia earlier this year.


Announcing the music video for ‘Break’ by St Vincent, Julia Stone, and Thomas Bartlett, which I did the VFX for.


Excited to share some frames from ‘Aisha and Abhaya’, a new contemporary dance and film piece currently on show at the Royal Opera House in London. I created this digital dancer simulation and worked on a few shots for the piece.

Los Angeles Walled City

I created a future cityscape of Los Angeles for a SCI-Arc Channel interview with Alvarius B of Sun City Girls.
“Ranked By David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine in his best of 2017 column, Alvarius B.’s triple album juggernaut entitled “With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven,” is the latest example of his own original folks songs penned and performed unlike anything that anyone else is doing now. And as an interpreter of other people’s work, his songbook includes hundreds of cover songs from the obscure to the very familiar. This body of work is informed by an obsessive love of the singer-songwriter genre, folkloric music from beyond borders, retro Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Over much of the past ten years, Bishop has been lurking in Cairo, composing & recording new Alvarius B. material while simultaneously establishing his own Egyptian-based band, The Invisible Hands and joining forces as a trio with Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca to record and perform in The Dwarfs of East Agouza.”


I creative-directed a short film for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture – ‘Seoul City Machine’. Written and narrated by an artificially intelligent chatbot, the film is a love letter from a city operating system to its citizens.
Screening at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Saturday January 18th 2019…


A short documentary/interview piece I co-directed and story-edited for SCI-Arc Channel, about the power of fictional worlds.
Our perception of the world is largely shaped through the mediums of fiction. Our political positions are informed by fake news, we live out our lives in the pixelated territories of video games and we escape into the pages of a novel or the flicker of the movie screen. In film, games and literature we have always imagined alternative worlds as a means to understand our own world in new ways. Sometimes moments, places or cities are best understood by examining the stories we construct about them. Join an ensemble of directors, concept artists, video game designers and storytellers as we go on an expedition through an atlas of imaginary worlds, fictional cities and speculative geographies. This is a tour through landscapes for the projection of belief and disbelief, worlds of fear and wonder that are both thrilling and scary, necessary and urgent.
Cast in order of appearance:
Hannah Beachler, Production Designer (Black Panther, Moonlight)
Nivanh Chanthara, Concept Artist (Ghost in the Shell, Babiru)
Ane Crabtree, Costume Designer (Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld)
Lauren Beukes, Author (Broken Monsters, Zoo City)
Victor Martinez, Concept Artist (Blade Runner 2049)
Jimmi Simpson, Actor (Westworld, Black Mirror)
Patti Podesta, Production Designer (American Gods, Memento)
Rick Carter, Production Designer (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar).


I creative-directed another installment of the ‘New City’ video installation series, comissioned by the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and exhibited at the ‘Human+, The Future of Our Species’ exhibition from 7 October 2015 – 10 April 2016.