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CRITICAL FUTURE THOUGHT //
SCIENCE & TECH JOURNALISM //
SCIENCE FICTION EVANGELISM

 
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TALKS

I’ve presented my thoughts and ideas to various audiences of different sizes and base knowledge, from the general public to policy makers, to students, industry professionals, creatives and executives.

I speak at leading international events (Cannes IFF, re:publica Berlin, DLD), film and digital media festivals (Frankfurt B3 Biennial, Tallinn Black Nights IFF, Printscreen Holon), science & tech festivals (Geek Picnic Jerusalem, Ratio Bulgaria, Doku:tech Kosovo, Arts & Tech Days Slovakia), academic and arts institutes (ASU, UC Riverside, Emerson College, R/O Belgium, Tel-Aviv University, the Technion, Bezalel, Sam Spiegel), research and policy Institutes (SWP, BSS, ESMT, Mandel), museums, industry expos and more.

TEXTS

I’ve written at the intersection of technology & society, science communication, science fiction and critical thinking about the future for various outlets such as Yediot Aharonot (Ynet), HaAretz, Israel Hayom, Time Out Tel-Aviv, Scientific American (Israel) and the Utopia Digital Magazine.

I’ve also written marketing and press materials on these topics for governmental initiatives, culture & arts projects that explore science & tech, industry events and academic and science education programs.

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SELECTED TALKS AND ARTICLES

 
 

SOME TALKS I GAVE

TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY
TISCH SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION

Tel-Aviv, Israel (online)
June 2021

Film Curation and Programming

for MFA students

RE:PUBLICA 21

Berlin, Germany (online)
May 2021

The Enemy Within

Delving into the heart of the QAnon conspiracy and the uncanny fears motivating its acceptance and propagation.

KIBBUTZIM COLLEGE
EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

Tel-Aviv, Israel (online)
March 2021

Jews in Space
Science fiction and the Jewish people. Prominent Jewish scifi creatives, prominent presentations of Jewish people, religion and culture in scifi futures, and more.

ASHDOD MUSEUM OF ART

Ashdod, Israel (online)
December 2020

Ghost in the Machine
The mutual inspiration between the arts and technology of robots and AI

MANDEL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Jerusalem, Israel
January 2020

The Unthinkable! On the importance of speculative and fantastic narratives and creativity, their politics and their absence from Israel culture

RATIO
SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Sofia, Bolgaria
November 2019

Narratives of Apocalypse
Moderating a panel conversation on different apocalyptic futures and their presentation in popular media and science fiction

RE:PUBLICA ON TOUR

Portland, OR, USA
October 2019

Access to Tomorrow

THE TEL-AVIV MUNICIPALITY
OPENING OF THE ALTERMAN

Tel-Aviv, Israel
September 2019

Human, All too Human
A brief history of the mutual inspiration between the arts and technology of robots and AI

ALMA

HOME FOR HEBREW CULTURE

Tel-Aviv, Israel
June 2019

Android Dreams
Science Fiction, Public Perception and Artistic Realities of AI

ALMA

HOME FOR HEBREW CULTURE

Tel-Aviv, Israel
March 2019

The Unthinkable! On the importance of speculative and fantastic narratives and creativity, their politics and their absence from Israel culture

ART & TECH DAYS

Kosice, Slovakia
November 2018

Destruction and Distraction - Public Perception of AI // What Can Depictions of Artificial Intelligence in Science Fiction Tell Us?

How science fiction speculated on AI in media, culture & society, and what can be taken from those imaginative speculations, for our current dilemmas? Is AI a destructive element, or is the term only a distraction, and if so - from what?

ZEIT FOUNDATION BUCERIUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Berlin, Germany
August 2018

Science Fiction, Augmented Reality, Future Cities and Post-Colonialism

RE:PUBLICA 18

Berlin, Germany
May 2018

Dude – Where’s My Autonomous Car?!

Exploring the ethical, psychological, social and cultural dilemmas on the road ahead for autonomous vehicles

THE TEL-AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Tel-Aviv, Israel
June 2017

2001: A Space Odyssey Conference Keynote and Moderation

R/O INSTITUTE
FOR THE FUTURE OF STORY-TELLING

Belgium
May 2017

Science & Fiction – Will They Blend? An Introduction to Science Fiction and the “What If” Question

RE:PUBLICA 17

Berlin, Germany
May 2017

Science Fiction Curation

TECHNION
ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Haifa, Israel
January 2017

Science Fiction 101
For science educators and communicators

TEL-AVIV UNIVERSITY, SCIENCE FICTION SYMPOSIUM,

Tel-Aviv, Israel
December 2016

Science Fiction, the “What If” Question and Political Discourse

ESMT DIGITAL SOCIETY INSTITUTE

Berlin, Germany
November 2016

Depictions of Artificial Intelligence in Science Fiction

DOKU:TECH

Prizren, Kosovo
August 2016

Science Fiction and the Vocabulary of the Future

ZEIT FOUNDATION BUCERIUS SUMMER SCHOOL

Berlin, Germany
August 2016

Science Fiction and the Vocabulary of the Future

HA’POALIM BANK

Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 2016

Science Fiction and the Future of Money

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY, “HASIFA” FILM SCHOOL

Ramat HaSharon, Israel
May 2016

Science Fiction & World Building

RE:PUBLICA 16

Berlin, Germany
May 2016

Designing Desirable Futures Utilizing Science Fiction

BEZALEL ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN

Jerusalem, Israel
March 2016

“Third Body Plus” Tech/Design/Body Conference Moderation

SAPIR ACADEMIC COLLEGE,

FILM SCHOOL

Sderot, Israel
November 2015

The Horror! on the Horror Films Genre

prior to screening of “JeruZalem” by the the Paz Brothers

KINNERNET AVALON

Avalon, France
June 2015

Science Fiction Evangelism

KINNERNET

Nazareth, Israel
June 2015

In the Beginning There was the Word – Science Fiction and the Origin Story of the Robot

DIGITAL CANNES @ CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Cannes, France
May 2015

Science Fiction & The Future of Cinema

RE:PUBLICA 15

Berlin, Germany
May 2015

In the Beginning There was the Word – Science Fiction and the Origin Story of the Robot

HUNTER COLLEGE

NYC, USA
April 2015

FANTASTIC TURMOIL - Israel and the Fantastic & Horror Film Genres

EMERSON COLLEGE

Boston MS, USA
April 2015

In the Beginning There was the Word – Science Fiction and the Origin Story of the Robot

prior to sneak preview screening of “Ex Machina” by Alex Garland

CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION @ ASU

Phoenix AZ, USA
March 2015

Science Fiction – Lab of Ideas

UC RIVERSIDE

Riverside CA, USA
March 2015

Science Fiction – Lab of Ideas

BONN VIDEONALE

Bonn, Germany
February 2015

Post-internet, Brave New World of Images?

AGT

Herzeliya, Israel
February 2015

Science Fiction 101

SAP

Ra’anana, Israel
November 2014

Science Fiction & Tech Innovation

BERLIN MEDIA CONFERENCE

Berlin, Germany
May 2014

Future Interfaces – Future Formats, Keynote and Panel Moderation

IDF JAG

Tel-Aviv, Israel
April 2014

Science Fiction – Lab of Ideas

ALEPH VC

Tel-Aviv, Israel
April 2014

Science Fiction – Lab of Ideas

prior to a screening of “Dune” by David Lynch

BEIT BERL COLLEGE, HAMIDRASHA ART SCHOOL

Beit Berl, Israel
March 2014

Space is the Place, Different Perspectives on Outer Space

HAIFA UNIVERSITY

Haifa, Israel
January 2014

Agent of Chaos, The Post-9/11 Politics of “the Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan

GOOGLE CAMPUS TEL-AVIV

Tel-Aviv, Israel
January 2014

Ignite Talk – Science Fiction – Lab of Ideas