Joshua McVeigh-Schultz is a filmmaker, interaction designer, and ethnographer in the Media Arts and Practice PhD program in USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He uses cinema as a way of exploring near future relationships, rituals, and interfaces. In 2013, he won an Intel PhD Fellowship for his research on data-driven objects as conduits for audience engagement. He has interned at Intel Labs and Microsoft Research. He earned an MFA at UC Santa Cruz’s Digital Arts and New Media program and an MA in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. At USC he has been a designer in Scott Fisher’s Mobile and Environmental Research Lab and specializes in design-fiction storytelling for built environments, networked objects, and vehicles of the future.