What will it take to create inclusive AR/VR for a more diverse metaverse?
Season 3, Ep. 23
In this episode of Tech Tank, co-host, Nicol Turner Lee, speaks with Rashawn Ray, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution, and Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research, University of Maryland; and Kinnis Gosha, Executive Director and Chief Research Officer of the Center for Broadening Participation in Computing, Morehouse College. These experts discuss the current and future possibilities of AR/VR, and the metaverse and the impact on public sector applications. We also dive into how to attract more diverse developers and subscribers
on these spaces.
How Memes Are Impacting Democracy
Season 3, Ep. 30
On this week's episode of the TechTank Podcast, guest host Mishaela Robison will sit down with Dr. JoanDonovan, Research Director of Harvard Kennedy’s Shorenstein Center and Emily Dreyfuss, a journalist,who leads the Shorenstein Center News Leaders Program, to discuss their book, Meme Wars: The UntoldStory of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022).
Reclaiming local news in the age of the internet
Season 3, Ep. 29
On this week's episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Nicol Turner Lee will discuss thefuture of local news and the effects of the internet on traditional business models and the qualityof investigative journalism. The episode will also correlate rising levels of misinformation to aneroding local news landscape. Podcast guests are Courtney Radsch, postdoctoral research fellowat UCLA, and Steve Waldman, founder and president of Rebuild Local News.
Is Economic Decoupling Possible for the United States?
Season 3, Ep. 28
On this episode of the TechTank Podcast, co-host Darrell West is joined by two distinguished experts to discuss if economic decoupling is possible for the United States. Melanie Sisson is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on national security in the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology. Emily Weinstein is a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where she focuses on U.S.-China technological competition.