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Beyond the Hype: Exploring the Real-World Impacts of AI on Society, Democracy, and the Environment. Sonja Johnson, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, March 13, 2024.

From C-3PO to The Terminator: How Science Fiction Influences the Creation of AI. NS Mainstreet with Jeff Douglas. CBC Radio, December 19, 2023.

Researcher Sparks New Conversations about Machine Learning and Robotics. News and Events, Saint Mary’s University, June 16, 2022.

“The Idea of the Autonomous Robot Disguises All the Human Labour behind It.” Interview with Lizzie Wright, Imaging Post-Human Care project, December 16, 2021. Video.

“Robots,” Episode 49, Words to That Effect: Stories of the Fiction that Shapes Popular Culture Podcast, January 28, 2021. Audio.

Teresa Heffernan on Artificial Intelligence. Interview with Bruce Frisko. CTV News, November 22, 2020.

Is the Death Drive Real?” Daniel Kolitz, Gizmodo. February 3, 2020.

“Mutual Disruption: Humanities vs Artificial Intelligence.” Let’s Get Ethical Podcast. November 20, 2019. Audio.

Interview with Portia Clark. CBC Radio, May 6, 2019.

What If Those Cute Social Robots Just Want Your Attention So They Can Sell You Stuff? CBC Radio, January 16, 2018.

The Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence.” 2018 Big Thinking Panel, Dalhousie University, November 14, 2018. Video.

“Where Science Meets Fiction: Concerns About the Artificial Intelligence Industry.”  Automatons: From Ovid to AI,King’s College Public Lecture Series 2018, University of King’s College, Halifax, February 14, 2018. Video.

“Imagining Automatons: Images of Robots in Fiction and Science.” Public lecture by Teresa Heffernan, University of King’s College, Halifax, NS, January 17, 2018. Video.

“AI/Robots and Our Future.” Public debate, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, October 19, 2017. Video.

N.S. Professor Explores Fact, Fiction of AI.” Laura Whitman, Chronical Herald. April 24, 2017; updated May 31, 2017. Whitman 2017.

Demystify the Technology That Creates AI.” James Risdon, Chronical Herald. April 19, 2017. Risdon 2017.

Interview with Bruce Frisko. CTV Atlantic, April 1, 2017.

Interview with CBC Radio. March 31, 2017.

Interview with the Sheldon MacLeod show on News 95.7. March 31, 2017

Cyborg Futures: Where Science Meets Fiction.” Michele Chiappetta, RECURSOR. March 29, 2017.

Cuteness Culture in Space: Why We Turn Inanimate Spacecraft into Lovable Explorers. Laura Wright, CBC News. September 11, 2016.


Advancing Knowledge on How Emerging Technologies Can Be Leveraged to Benefit Canadians — Insights and Opportunities for Knowledge Mobilization and Future Research.” Government of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. November 2017.

Redire ad principia: The Mystical Theology of The Book of Common Prayer.” April 29 2017. David Curry, Annual General Meeting, Prayer Book Society of Canada, Halifax, NS.

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