Michael Epstein, Founder
Michael is a writer, interactive director, and expert in outdoor narrative experiences. He has a M.S. degree in Comparative Media Studies from M.I.T. where he specialized in literary mobile applications.
Michael’s media production career began as a freelance radio reporter filing segments on human issues in technology for NPR’s “Morning Edition”. At MIT he developed an award-winning radio show, "News Lab," which explored new formats for presenting current events, including live jazz, spoken word, and news satire.
In 2006 Michael founded Untravel Media, a transmedia storytelling studio comprised of filmmakers, developers, and designers specializing in cinematic applications for mobile devices. The company has developed cross-platform apps for MTV, PBS, the Venice Biennale, and many museum and broadcast clients. In 2014 Untravel rebranded as "Walking Cinema" based on the success of this series of location-based narratives.
Epstein also teaches at the California College of Art where he designed an interdisciplinary studio titled "Landmarks, Memory, and Mobile Media." Student work can be seen here: https://findery.com/tags/CCA.