We are proud to announce that the theme of HCAP 2015 is
Technology and Our Generation: From the Individual to the World.
Technology is woven into the lives of 7 billion people on this planet. On the individual level, technology influences the choices we make everyday — how we relate to other people, how we spend our time and money, how we learn about the world, and what we hope to accomplish in our lives. Sometimes, technology is visible, like the smartphone app we use to keep in touch with friends across the world. Other times, technology is hidden, such as the data that tracks our Internet behavior to customize our news and ads.
As a diverse group of individuals, our experiences reveal that people from different backgrounds interact with technology in different ways. Technology has brought positive and negative change to the world. With the convenience and speed of technology, come issues of human rights and massive but meaningless data. The influx of available information has led to new questions about data analysis, individual privacy, and cultural identity.
This is only the beginning. During the 12th HCAP Conference, we seek to explore how technology relates to each of us. With increased awareness, we aim to work together using technology to solve challenges that confront our generation.