Talk of Dr. Theresa Tanenbaum on “The Limits of Our Imagination”

In the third guest lecture of our series “Sci-Fi and the Future of AI”, we invite you to attend Dr. Theresa Tanenbaum ‘s lecture on the limits of our imagination: Design Fiction as a strategy for engaging with Dystopian Futures. This talk will explore how science fiction and design fiction shape the collective public understanding of the future, using Mad Max Fury Road and climate change as key examples.

Dr. Tanenbaum is a game designer, artist, maker, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California-Irvine, where she is a founding member of Transformative Play Lab. She received her PhD from the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. As an experienced game designer, Tess incorporates physical objects, wearable technology, and interactive table tops to explore embodied interactions with digital games and stories. Tess is also a “steampunk” artist and maker whose work on DiY culture appears in the book Vintage Tomorrows and the documentary film of the same name. For more information about her work, please visit:

The talk is free of charge and open for everyone interested in Human AI interaction.

We will meet on June 18. at 4:00 pm CEST.

The talk will be held via zoom. To join us, use the link: