How do professional artists envision our future through the lens of work?  This was the question that Pigeon Hole Productions and Sundance Institute’s New Frontiers asked in 2017 in sponsorship by The Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation.  Held in The World Building Media Lab at USC, three premiere Sundance artists (Grace Lee, Tony Patrick and Lauren McCarthy) explored the Future of Work through their own practices and expertise.  From documentaries to comics, the final show explored how our future will change through creative work and adaptation to technology.

Read the Sundance Article Here

Sundance Panel

Held in the Dell house at the festival and partnered with Unity, The Future of Work: LA residency was led by Victor Hwang from The Kauffman Foundation and also featured Hollywood Production Designer Alex McDowell.

Feeling of a World Build

Filmmaker Ryan Foss captures a day of World Building during the Sundance Residency.


A video from one of the Residents, Laruen McCarthy about her project “Lauren” that bridges the growing ever-growing gap between people and AI.  Read about it here in the Los Angeles Times.

Future Archives

How do you archive a fictional world?  Archivist Dione Oliver explored this question throughout the Sundance Residency.  Explore the Future Timeline here.





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