Thursday, October 8, 2009

Computers for Peace--Captology

Thanks to a profile note on Matt Montagne's Skype page, I learned about Stanford's captology department. According to the site, "Captology is the study of computers as persuasive technologies. This includes the design, research, and analysis of interactive computing products created for the purpose of changing people's attitudes or behaviors." They're convinced that technology can be used to forge peace. On October 27th, they are hosting an event in Palo Alto, California called Peace Dot, that "will show how innovators are creating empathy and harmony in the world. It will show how we're making progress toward peace in concrete, measurable ways." I could go for some of that right now.

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