Getting Tech Right is a series of interviews exploring issues around how technology shapes our society, and how to think about these issues better. Hosted by Peter Bihr.
Immersive speculative futures — with Anab Jain
Anab Jain is a world-renowned designer, futurist, filmmaker and educator. She co-founded and is the Director of Superflux, a new kind of design studio that specifically responds to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. In this episode, we discuss immersive futures, diverse and inclusive sensing and sense-making, and the power of speculative evidence.
Designing the Public Stack — with Iskander Smit
Iskander Smit is a designer, researcher and academic who explores connected systems, IoT and smart cities, and the role of connected things in design and in our environment. In this episode we discuss unintended consequences, the limits of human-centered design, and how to design the public technology stack.
Public Interest Tech & Algorithmic Bias — with Di Luong
Di Luong is a researcher, technologist and ethnographer who has been exploring issues around public interest technology, social justice and algorithmic bias. On this episode we discuss risks of algorithmic bias, how technology intersects with social justice, and the larger role of public interest technology.
Who gets to make the rules for a "Smart City" — With Simon Höher
So-called "Smart Cities" are full of wicked problems that don't have clear solutions. So who gets to make the rules for a "Smart City"? Simon Höher heads the Hybrid City Lab, the urban & public design unit of Berlin-based innovation firm zero360. Since 2014 he also co-chairs ThingsCon, one of Europe’s leading initiatives for building a responsible Internet of Things.
Every Product has a Plot — with Jon Rogers
Every product has a plot, and we should know what it is. Jon Rogers is a professor at the Northumbria School of Design, and a creative technologist who has been researching the intersection of trust, IoT, AI — and specifically voice assistants.
Preview: What to expect
Welcome to Getting Tech Right: This brief intro tells you what to expect over the coming months. Enjoy!