Conference Details


Technology and Intimacy: choice or coercion?

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Where to stay in Manchester, European City of Science 2016

How to get here

Venue and travel details

Latest News


All presentations in the Digital Performance Lab are available on video to watch on the HCC12 YouTube Channel.

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Proceedings published

Springer have now published the proceedings of the conference, and copies will be available in delegates’ conference bags on arrival.  We look forward to welcoming you next week! The “Front Matter,” including the Editor’s Introduction “Human Choice and Computers: An Ever More Intimate Relationship,” is also available for free from the above Springer webpage.

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First draft Full Programme posted

The (first draft) full programme for the 12th Human Choice and Computers Conference, Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion, is now live on the website, available from the Programme page. We hope that any amendments to this will be minor and in good time! David Kreps Conference Chair

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IFIP News Press Release

IFIP News have featured the conference today on their News website, with an article entitled World First Conference Explores the Impact of Technology on Sexuality

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Keynotes confirmed

We are extremely happy to announce the keynote talks for the conference will be from Professor Charles Ess, University of Oslo, and from Ghislaine Boddington, Creative Director of body>data>space. Charles Ess will be speaking about that most intimate of subjects – sex – and the (rapidly approaching) future technologies of robotic sex, in his keynote: “What’s love

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Submission Deadline Extended

In response to requests the submissions deadline for the conference has been extended to 31st January. All other dates in the schedule will remain fixed, however. We hope the extra time after the holidays will enable everyone who wished to to ensure they have something ready to submit.

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