WEBINAR: Interacting with a Digital ‘Person’: what impact(s) and implication(s) for identity?

Monday 20th June 2011
12.15pm-1.45pm French time (GMT +2)
Check the time in Paris (France) here.

Interacting with a Digital ‘Person’*: what impact(s) and implication(s) for identity?

*Note: a Digital Person is a non-human which can interact orally with humans such as computers, robots, GPS navigation systems, etc.

Organised by Fred Dervin (university of Turku, Finland) and Béatrice Fracchiolla (Paris 8, France; MSH Paris Nord), within the framework of the project “Anthropology of interactions with “digital individuals”: the example of GPS Navigators” (2010-2012), which is funded by the research centre Maison Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord (Paris, France).


Yasmine Abbas (Neo-nomad research),
Georges Chapouthier (Research director at the CNRS in Paris, Centre Emotion -CNRS UMR 7593- Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris, France),
Mark Coeckelbergh (Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, the Netherlands) and
Jasper Michiel van Hemert (Senior User Experience Researcher, TomTom, The Netherlands).

The webinar will be broadcasted live here. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with the speakers and share their own experiences.

Questions should be directed both to Fred Dervin: freder [at] utu [dot] fi  and Béatrice Fracchiolla: bearfrac [at] yahoo [dot] com.