"A labyrinth is a multicursal maze representing alternate paths to the source of being."
Team: Marsha Kinder, Rosemary Comella, Kristy H.A. Kang and Scott Mahoy
The Labyrinth Project is a research initiative on interactive narrative at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. Under the direction of cultural theorist Marsha Kinder since 1997, Labyrinth has been working at the pressure point between theory and practice. With digital media artists and Creative Directors Rosemary Comella, Kristy H.A. Kang and Scott Mahoy, Kinder has been producing award-winning database documentaries that juxtapose fictional and historical narratives in provocative ways. In the process they are expanding the form of digital scholarship by combining cultural history with artistic practice. They design their works as interactive transmedia networks--installations, DVD-ROMs, and websites--that grow out of productive collaborations with artists, scholars, scientists, students, archivists, museums and other cultural institutions. These works have been featured internationally in museums, conferences and festivals including The Getty Center, The Jewish Museum in Berlin, The Center for Media Art and Technology (ZKM), Ars Electronica, ISEA, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and the Sundance Online Film Festival.