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WKAR Launches Season 2 of "Life, Meet Tech" Podcast

Prabu David, host of "Life, Meet Tech"
Prabu David, host of "Life, Meet Tech"

EAST LANSING, MI; August 29, 2023 – Today, WKAR launched a new season of the podcast Life, Meet Tech. The podcast explores the ways in which our daily lives intersect with technology and the impact technology has on us collectively and individually.

Life, Meet Tech is hosted by social scientist and technology enthusiast Prabu David. "How does technology affect us? What does the future hold? And how do we make sense of all this? These are the things I'm curious about," said David. "And I know it's important to exercise caution as we enter the brave new world of artificial intelligence."

All eight episodes of the second season can be binged in full now. The first episode of season two is an exploration of the metaverse's transformative potential when it comes to gaming, ethics, and societal impact. Other episode topics include the impact of autonomous weapons on the future of war, as well as the ethics of biometric data and facial recognition.

Season Two Episodes and Guests

  • Meet Me In The Metaverse, Robby Ratan, associate professor at the Michigan State University Department of Media and Information 
  • Sonic Humanism, Amy Crawford, executive creative director of music products at Made Music Studio 
  • Body of Data, Arun Ross, associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Engineering 
  • Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, Paul Scharre, executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security 
  • How’d They Come Up With That?, Andy MacMillan, CEO of UserTesting 
  • Tech In The Wild, Rachael Bale, freelance journalist and former executive director of the Animal Desk at National Geographic 
  • The Future of Farming, Brett McClelland, director of technical product management at CNH Industrial
  • Child’s Play: Technology and Toys, Stephen Davis, partner at Still Pictures, CEO of Cowrie Entertainment, and former executive vice president and chief content officer at Hasbro 

Life, Meet Tech originally debuted in October 2021. All nine episodes from the first season are also available for binge listening.

Host Prabu David is provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Prior to taking on that role in 2023, he was dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

Life, Meet Tech is a co-production of WKAR Public Media and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University.

About WKAR Public Media:
WKAR Public Media is the Michigan capital region source for award-winning original television and radio, and the best from PBS and NPR. WKAR is part of Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences and includes WKAR TV, WKAR Radio, wkar.org, WKAR Radio Reading Service, WKAR Family, and WKAR Ready to Learn.

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