Unfinished Live

Technology & Humanity

November 24, 2020

7:00pm ET

Is technology driving progress or chaos?

We explore this question with technologists, impact leaders, changemakers, artists and YOU.

Here’s our hour line-up:
  • Person on the street interviews: Voices on the opportunities and challenges of technology
  • Finished//Unfinished with Tristan Harris (Center for Humane Technology) & Manoush Zomorodi (TED Radio Hour)
  • Artist/technologist Amelia Winger-Bearskin
  • Interview with Andrew Yang (Humanity Forward) & Vivian Schiller (Aspen Digital)
  • Meet Sharon Terry (Genetic Alliance)
  • Pussy Riot’s Anti Surveillance Makeup Tutorial
  • Roundtable Conversation with Meredith Whittaker (AI Now), Rashad Robinson (Color of Change) & moderated by Ina Fried (Axios)
  • Exploring the work of Jen Pahlka (Code for America)
  • Youth filmmakers’ perspective on technology
  • Meet  Jerry Rosenblum, a 98 year old Instagrammer
  • Insights from media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson
  • The musical stylings of Shimon Robot and Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

With Unfinished partner, Aspen Ideas, we stitch together live segments, dynamic films and provoking performances to showcase lived experience, creative expression, and real-world candor. Through conversations, exchanges and roundtable discussions, experts join everyday voices on a nuanced exploration of possibility and discovery. Thank you for joining us!

Baratunde Thurston, Host

Writer, Artist, Activist

Manoush Zomorodi

Host, TED Radio Hour at NPR & Founder, Stable Genius Productions

Tristan Harris

Co-founder & President, Center for Humane Technology

Andrew Yang

Founder, Humanity Forward

Ina Fried

Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios

Rashad Robinson

President, Color Of Change

Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Artist & Senior Technical Training Specialist, Contentful


Meredith Whittaker

Co-founder & Co-director, AI Now Institute, NYU

Nadya Tolokonnikova

Political activist & Founding Member, Pussy Riot

Vivian Schiller

Executive Director, Aspen Digital, Aspen Institute

Gil Weinberg

Professor and Director, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Jennifer Pahlka

Founder, Code for America

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Artist & Filmmaker

Sharon Terry

Sharon Terry

CEO, Genetic Alliance

Shimon the Robot


Unfinished Live is made in collaboration with the following organizations

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Unfinished Live is produced by Empire.

Empire Entertainment