This question, and others, have been contributed by mediaX faculty and industry affiliates through interviews about priorities for the future.
mediaX invites YOU to consider these questions, refine and explore them, and – importantly – share what you’re working on to create a better future for all. We can do more together than any can do alone, so join the mediaXstanford LinkedIn community to identify critical issues (and solutions) for the future.
Question: Communication Across Boundaries
How might researchers inform the co-evolution of technology-media-human relationships in ways that assist people in building bridges and facilitating communication between generations and across boundaries of expertise and experiences?
a. How can socio-technical systems reinforce personal agency and inform policies that promote access to opportunity for the young generations and incorporate youth into the labor pool for economic growth and societal development?
b. How can socio-technical systems be designed to support interpersonal relationships and community development?
c. How can technology design and deployment foster empathy and cross-cultural communication?
Questions for the Future have been enriched with results of mediaX research and programs over the past 21 years. Although mediaX programs have already initiated inquiries on some of these questions and organizations around the world are tackling one or more of them, the challenges are still considered open. These challenges are complex and concerted collaboration is needed to develop insights and implement solutions.