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Robotic Futures

The Next Century of Robo-Exoticism: In 1920, Karl Capek coined the term “robot” in a play about mechanical workers organizing a rebellion to defeat their human overlords. Join expert panelists Abigail De Kosnik (Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley), David Ewing Duncan (Arc Fusion), Ken Goldberg (UC Berkeley College of Engineering) and Mark Pauline (Survival Research) as they discuss cultural views of robots in the context of “Robo-Exoticism,” which exaggerates both negative and positive attributes and reinforces old fears, fantasies and stereotypes.

March 3 2020

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