Fear & Wonder 3: Futures of AI Symposium (November 20, 2019)



On November 2019 – the date Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” was set – Liam Young leads a discussion of contemporary representations of artificial intelligence in film, television, and global culture.

Guests include George Hull, concept artist for Blade Runner 2049; Dominic Polcino, animation director for “Rick and Morty”; Deborah Harrison, architect of the personality for Microsoft’s “Cortana”; Jon Carlos, supervising art director for “Westworld”; Kenric McDowell, director of Google’s Artist and Machine Intelligence Group; Jessica Brillhart, director of USC’s Mixed Reality Lab, founder of Vrai Pictures and former principal filmmaker for VR at Google; artist and computer programmer Lauren McCarthy; computational scientist Siddharth Suri; artist and writer Ingrid Burrington; Veronica So, producer of Ian Cheng’s “Emissaries” trilogy and the artificial lifeform “Bob”; Victor Martinez, concept designer for “Terminator Genisys”, “Terminator Salvation”, “Blade Runner 2049” and “Real Steel”; Ross Goodwin, creative technologist a co-creator of “Sunspring”, a science fiction film written by AI.

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