Tuesday, 13 January 2009

CfP Workshop on Pervasive Advertising

We organize at this year's Pervasive computing conference in Nara, Japan a workshop on Pervasive Advertising - http://pervasiveadvertising.org

We expect that there is a lot of interesting research going on in the area and it is clearly a controversial topic. Being an optimist - I see the new options that arise. In particular a future with less annoying advertisements is one hope :-)

But many people are focusing on the risks that arise - an interesting positing with some criticism of our workshop objective can be found at the near future laboratory  I do not share their views :-)

To me the idea that if you do not research it, it does not happen seems not a very viable option. I still think with research we can shape the future!

I am already looking forward to the submission and to the workshop. You have a contribution? Deadline is Feb, 11 2008.

1 comment:

Aaron Quigley said...

"If you are not offending people who ought to be offended, you're doing something wrong."

Noam Chomsky

When I mentioned the other post and the workshop to a colleague she pointed me at this future for of advertising.

http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/category/futurama/

In Futurama, our characters are thoroughly inundated by advertising, especially subliminal advertising that comes out of your pillow into your dreams.

– Futurama creator Matt Groening, February 1999