Crazy computers FEDCON lecture by Rebecca Haar
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Where technology is involved, computers are not far away. Analogous to their real development, their representations in film and TV are also changing – as is of course the case with Star Trek. They serve as communication partners, partly have their own consciousness or, as artificial intelligence with a lack of empathy, are the weak point in a seemingly perfect system. In more than one case, malfunctions or human errors in the handling of computers lead to dangerous situations. The ship’s computer in particular is always the focus of attention, but even foreign technologies often have consequences.

The lecture Crazy Computers by Rebecca Haar at FedCon provides an incomplete but fascinating cross-section of computers, errors and visions through all Star Trek series.

Lecturer: Rebecca Haar
Duration: 45 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Dr. Rebecca Haar is a literary and media scholar who has always had a penchant for science fiction. She has specialized in simulation and virtual worlds, which is also reflected in her dissertation, which deals, among other things, with the question of how perception changes when virtual worlds and reality increasingly overlap in everyday life. Of course, between cyberspace, metaversum and matrix, one or the other holodeck can also be found there.

For some time now, Rebecca Haar has also been giving lectures in which she combines literature and cultural studies with popular culture, in particular with comics, Star Trek and Doctor Who. In addition to conferences at universities, she has also lectured at conventions and festivals, including the FedCon in Bonn, the "TimeLash" in Kassel and the "Crossmedia Fantastikfestival Dragon Days" in Stuttgart.

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