You will be assigned a technology pioneer to research. Conduct deep research on the individual. Find video and other references to them. Use your action research techniques to become an instant expert on your pioneer.
You will watch the movie “Her” – a compelling story of human-machine relationships in the not too distant future. What of the tech pioneers met “Her”? Imagine the possibilities!! You will prepare a will scripted video blog. In your video blog you will consider the questions:
“What would your technology pioneer (Gates, Jobs, Wozniak, etc.) think about “Her“?
- Would they think this is an inevitable future?
- Would they dismiss it as science fiction?
- What do you think of the interface metaphor of Her?
- What interface systems today are leading us in the direction of “Her“?
- Do you think it is a desirable future for human technology interface?
- What are the pro’s and con’s of the “Her” future?
- While you are watching “Her” note the use of digital art in public spaces as part of the setting for the ‘not to distant future’. Have you seen such public art in your travels and experience?
Tech Pioneer: Bill Gates
Watch VideoHer – Official Trailer (HD) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
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