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.
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.