Månadsarkiv: april 2021

Sweconpoddar 106 – Hedersgästintervju med Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén.

Hedersgästintervju med Gunilla Jonsson and Michael Petersén.

Detta samtal spelades in på Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås

Medverkande: Gunilla Jonsson, Michael Petersén och Stefan Nordin. (moderator)

Musiken är från Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 31

Sweconpoddar 105 – Future fandom

Fandom is very much about communication and and the exchange of ideas. It has moved from clubs and fanzines to the internet, but the conventions remain. What will happen in the future? Will we still meet? Will fandom be more or less organised? Will everything be available in our phones, or perhaps directly in our brains? Here is room for wild speculations.

This panel was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participants: Nahal Ghanbari, Kisu Leikomaa, Marika, Joakim Mäki and Håkan Wester (moderator)

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 104 – Between Stasi and the promised Socialist Paradise: SF and fandom in the GDR, with Thomas Recktenwald

Imagine SF authors whose books had a print-run of 100,000 copies, were sold out within days and could not be reprinted because there was no hard currency left for paper. Or secret service employees who infiltrated SF clubs but were easy to expose because they had no idea about SF. But beware: Being an SF author or reader in the GDR could sometimes destroy your career!

This lecture was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participant: Thomas Recktenwald

The visual presentation can be downloaded here.

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0

Sweconpoddar 103 – Automisation and AI – and their influence on us


Automisation and AI – threats, salvations or both? How is society influenced by the advances in automisation and AI? Huge amounts of data are collected and analysed, searching for patterns in behaviour, computers are making decisions. What will the future bring us? Could AI be the solution to the climate problem? Or will the automisation lead us to doom? How can we understand the risks and opportunities, and how can we control the developments?

This panel was recorded at Swecon 2019 – Replicon in Västerås Sweden

Participants: Annalee Newitz, Charlie Jane Anders, Eva Holmqvist, Edmund Schluessel, Linn Liljemo (moderator)

The music is from Sands Of Time (Psychadelik Pedestrian) / CC BY-NC 3.0