Episode 57 of Media Inside Out “The Future of Media: Blockchain and the Metaverse” premiered on TUTV on January 31, 2022.
This episode of Media Inside Out is a look beyond. Beyond the media we use today and beyond the way we use it today. Beyond what might seem comfortable or real or even possible. Maybe you got a taste of this virtual world during the pandemic, when so many facets of our lives existed online. Maybe you liked it. Maybe you didn’t. But can you imagine living life online? What would that even look like? What kind of technological advancements would need to happen for that to be possible. We used to think of the media as something separate from ourselves. We watched television or played video games. But the future of media is different. Bigger. More all-encompassing. On this episode we explore the amazing possibilities (such as blockchain, web 3.0 and the metaverse), the likely dangers, and the interesting parts in between. Let’s go inside.
Neferteri Strickland is a Cybertechnology Strategist and adjunct professor who serves her community through emerging technology initiatives in K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education. At the start of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, Neferteri founded Teachers &, as a Benefit LLC, to support education stakeholders navigate the future of education. She, her loving husband, and two amazing children, reside in the Greater Philadelphia Region where she serves as an adjunct professor in Blockchain Technology at Saint Joseph’s University.
Doctoral Student, university of chicago
Breigha is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). She is a communication and STS scholar whose work is at the various intersections of technology, democracy, and racial/social justice. Her overarching research goal is to democratize technology in hopes of producing more just sociotechnical futures. Breigha has published in Feminist Media Studies (FMS) and presented her research at various conferences, including ACM CHI. Her work has been covered by NPR and PBS affiliates, and picked up by various other media outlets, including the Associated Press.