Laura Cechanowicz from the University of Southern California speaks with Katina Michael about her co-authored paper titled: "World Building and the Future of Media: Makoko 2036". Laura is a PhD candidate in the iMAP program in the School of Cinematic Arts http://map.usc.edu/phd/. 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.
In 1971, I was working in the (then) computer industry, and undertaking a 'social issues' unit towards my degree. A couple of chemical engineering students made wild claims about the harm that computers would do to society. After spending time debunking most of what they said, I was left with a couple of points that they'd made about the impact of computers on privacy that were both realistic and serious. I've been involved throughout the four decades since then, as consultant, as researcher and as advocate.Read More