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Friday, July 19 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Interactions with Lifelike Magic and Technology

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Portraits and summoned creatures are examples of lifelike magic created by wizards. Films and artificial intelligence are examples of lifelike technology created by muggles. This academic presentation will highlight similarities in how both populations interact with their lifelike creations and explain why ignorance is bliss and a little learning can be a dangerous thing. (Note: a lot of learning is still good though.)


Brian P. Bernard

Brian Bernard is an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX. When not completing technical research in nonlinear dynamics, autonomous systems, virtual reality, or participatory fandom, he can be found fan editing. Dr. Bernard has released 3 full-length... Read More →

Friday July 19, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
Salon 5 Doubletree by Hilton at Tarrytown