What will journalism, fact-checking and the information economy look like in the future? How will our experience of current events be transformed by smart mobs, ubiquitous computing and intelligent algorithms? What will the business of news look like in an era of superabundant information?
Visionary science fiction author and scientist David Brin’s latest novel, Existence, provides a compelling glimpse into the future of journalism. Join David for a conversation about how science fiction can help us understand the complex social, economic and technological processes that will shape how we receive, share, debate and react to breaking news in the future.
The conversation will be moderated by Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, and will feature Alexander Halavais, a scholar of social media at ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Dawn Gilpin, who studies public relations, identity and complexity theory at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; and Retha Hill, executive director of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at the Cronkite School.