Rebecca Ricks is a master’s candidate at the Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. She speaks with Katina Michael on her latest paper titled: "Mediating the Body: Wearable Tech and Disembodied Reality". Her paper on privacy will appear in the March 2017 special issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine on the theme of "Unintended Consequences of Technology" guest edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and MG Michael.
Johanna Blakley, the Deputy Director of the Norman Lear Center (a media-focused think tank at the University of Southern California), speaks with Katina Michael on her latest paper titled: "Technologies and Taste". Be sure to listen to Johanna's inspiring TED talks. Blakley has worked across a huge variety of media platforms -- producing for the web on a large scale, conducting gaming research, coordinating events for film festivals and executing consumer research on entertainment and politics. Her paper will appear in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine guest edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and MG Michael.
Brian Cantrell a PhD Candidate from the University of Southern California speaks with Katina Michael about his co-authored paper titled: "World Building and the Future of Media: Makoko 2036". Brian is enrolled in the prestigious iMAP PhD program in the School of Cinematic Arts http://map.usc.edu/phd/. His paper will appear in the March 2017 issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine guest edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and MG Michael.
Christopher DiCarlo of www.cdicarlo.com and Katina Michael discuss artificial intelligence, the "fair machine", and how communities can work more cooperatively. DiCarlo sees a future in which there is a human-machine symbiosis that allows for greater harmony and cooperation among peoples of all cultures, backgrounds and creeds. DiCarlo talks on universal ethics and points to the fact that humans could learn how to mimic positive behaviours. He also sees a possibility in "correcting" certain "preconditions" that members of the community might have through technology.
Isabel Pedersen speaks with Katina Michael on her latest short paper titled "Home is where the AI Heart is" where she reflects on the topic of artificial intelligence and how it is commonly understood. She uses the science fiction genre to illustrate some of the potentialities. We ask her about the films Her and Ex Machina in the context of radical innovations. Pedersen's paper will appear in a special issue "Unintended Consequences: the Paradox of Technological Potential" edited by Ramona Pringle, Katina Michael and M.G. Michael for IEEE Technology and Society appearing in the March 2017 issue.