Techtainment 5.0 Focuses on the Future

5-person panel for eSports presentation
eSports: The Evolution from Game Consoles to Cereal Boxes, Coliseums & World Championships Panel at LAIPLA TechTainment™ 5.0

LMU Loyola Law School and LMU School of Film and Television partnered with the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) to host Techtainment 5.0: Technology + Entertainment on Thursday, October 3rd at the LMU'sPlaya Vista Campus. The symposium engaged scholars, lawyers, innovators, and students in solving the legal and business issues raised by augmented reality, the expansion of electronic sports and the challenges presented in distinguishing truth from fiction.

Experts from across the university have played critical roles in the annual dialogue, and this year was no exception. Following LMU SFTV Dean Peggy Rajski's opening remarks, university professors and fellows anchored a string of panels. Examining the impact of screen time on our everyday lives, "Electronics Overload" opened the substantive portion of the conference with such panelists as Joseph Hellige, LMU professor of psychology, and Mikki Kressbach, assistant professor of Film, Television, and Media Studies, SFTV.

LLS Professor Rebecca Delfino, whose scholarship has focused on the growing problem of "deep fakes," offered her views during "Dealing with the Faux." The panel was moderated by Professor Justin Hughes, William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Chair at LLS. And Adjunct Professor Tracey Freed '05 helmed "Rebooting the Studio," which focused on the technologies most apt to disrupt Hollywood.