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.