What do science fiction stories tell us about how social networking and user-generated content will evolve? How it will affect us as a civilization? Futurists and SF writers will explore real possibilities for the next fifty years of social media - and debunk bad futurism that predicts either total abundance or complete apocalypse.
Annalee Newitz is the editor-in-chief of futurist magazine io9.com. She's contributed articles about culture and science to Wired, Popular Science, the Washington Post, and The Believer. Formerly she was a policy analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a professor at UC Berkeley.
I coach bloggers at 12 NPR member stations. I co-created a viral short film called EPIC 2014. I'm adjunct faculty at the Poynter Institute. I've been blogging since either 1996 or 2002, depending on your definition of the term. I wrote my senior college thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love video games, especially Final Fantasy IV.
I'm an artist, author and the founder of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, a global chain of alt. drawing salons.
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