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Sunday, May 21 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Panel: Alternative Futures: Challenging the Legacy of Cybernetics

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This panel is an extension of the Codes and Modes Symposium, which aims to create an intervention into the uncritical excitement about virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning to establish a space for conversations about long-term socio-cultural and neurobiological impacts. Presenters will discuss how activists, scientists and artists can develop useful frameworks to explore the complex implications of using these emerging technologies for culture change. The conversation will revolve around three core themes: empathetic engagement & embodiment, algorithms of control & inequity and ethical transglobal alternatives, and feature thought-leaders across academia, social change & the cultural sector grappling with the future of storytelling. 



Moderators
avatar for Heidi Boisvert

Heidi Boisvert

Founder & CEO, futurePerfect lab
Heidi Boisvert is a new media artist, experience designer, creative technologist, researcher & writer who creates groundbreaking games, web interactive, AR/VR & transmedia storytelling experiences for social change, as well as large-scale networked performances in dance & theatre... Read More →

Experts
avatar for Daanish Masood

Daanish Masood

Daanish is an investigator at BeAnotherLab, a transnational interdisciplinary group that uses art, science, and technology to promote empathy and perspective taking among diverse communities; thereby facilitating shared civic action across identity fault lines. BeAnotherLab uses VR, neuroscience, embodiment, and storytelling to allow users to feel themselves in the body of another person. By day, Daanish works at the United... Read More →
avatar for Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava

Regarding Humanity
Lina has worked with a group of social impact organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, MobileActive, Internews, 3Generations, Shine Global, and BYkids. An attorney by training from New York University School of Law, Lina has been involved in campaigns for several documentaries, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Emmy-nominated The Devil Came on Horseback, Oscar-winning Inocente, and Sundance-award winning Who Is Dayani... Read More →
avatar for Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler

Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumni of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer because of the way he mixes storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to re-invent entertainment and change the face of... Read More →

Partners
avatar for City Tech (MTECH)

City Tech (MTECH)

The BTech in Emerging Media Technologies is a four-year undergraduate program within the department of Entertainment Technology focused on creating the next generation of creative technologists for the expanding emerging media industries of New York City and beyond. Students develop solid skills within the framework of an integrated technical productionbased curriculum. This uniquely qualifies them to work within the agile interdisciplinary teams that define... Read More →
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CUNY (Hunter IMA)

With a world class faculty and up-to-date production facilities, Hunter College’s Department of Film & Media Studies offers two undergraduate programs of study. One program leads toward a major in Film, combining film history and theory with film production. The other leads toward a major in Media Studies, combining critical media analysis with creative practice using a mix of contemporary media forms (video, print, digital graphics and the Internet). In addition, Hunter College now offers... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 3:20pm - 4:10pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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