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This edition: The Future

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 26, 2014.

First aired: October 26, 2014.

On the second episode of the new season of Study With the Best, we’ll move forward into the future, sometimes, by going back. The City Tech Mechatronics lab has created TOBIAS, a mechanical-powered robot with far-reaching implications for the future. Scholar Ximena Gallardo of LaGuardia Community College will talk about the representation of women in science fiction films. Barry Mitchell takes us back in time to the 1964 New York World’s Fair where we revisit some wild predictions of the future. Then, Carrie Hintz, a Queens College associate professor, talks about utopian and dystopian fictions. And finally, we’ll see how a fellow from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism is taking people’s online lives offline, with the creation of her fictional – and non-fictional – walking tours of NYC.

Guest List

Eugene Babkin City Tech

Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone Storyteller, StoryTour

Dr. Ximena Gallardo Film Scholar, LaGuardia Community College

Samantha Gross Founder, StoryTour; Two-Knight Center for Entrepreunerial Journalism

Carrie Hintz Associate Professor, Queens College

Angjelo Kuka City Tech

Dorothy Lewandowski Queens Parks Commissioner, Queens Parks/Baruch College

Amy Thacker Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Joseph Tirella Interim Director, Office of Communications, Lehman College

Andy Zhang, PhD Director, City Tech Mechatronics Department, City Tech

Web Extras

Civil Rights 1964 World's Fair

Joseph Tirella Explains how civil rights affected the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

Renovating The New York State Pavilion

Dorothy Lewandowski tells us how the New York State Pavilion will be updated.