Todd Furmanski is an IMAP PhD student who has an MFA from the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His interests are primarily in interactive virtual worlds, with a focus in emergent algorithms and virtual reality. He also experiments in Non-Photoreal Rendering. A lot of his algorithmic research looks for methods of creating worlds that grow in a way that is internally consistent, and adaptable to character (and human) agency within the space.