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Welcome to FLOAT. In this podcast, acclaimed filmmaker Mary Sweeney and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan explore the creative place where art and science meet. FLOAT is a series of conversations with filmmakers, fine artists, musicians, technologists, and neuroscientists, investigating the common inspirations, motivations, and processes among creative minds from diverse fields. Hosted by two USC professors, FLOAT takes you on a journey to explore what makes scientists and artists more alike than different.  


Sep 5, 2021

In this episode, we speak with Richard Lemarchand. Richard is an accomplished video game designer and an Associate Professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He was a lead game designer at Naughty Dog, where he helped to create the Uncharted series. He also created the game series Gex and Soul Reaver at Crystal Dynamics. Richard was instrumental in the creation of the IndieCade Games Festival and has a new book entitled A Playful Production Process: For Game Designers and Everyone.