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Katherine Grillaert of The Petra Center presents "Behavioral and epigenetic variations in differentially socialized puppies".
The first North American International Canine Science Conference is open to scholars from all over the world studying all aspects of all species of canines.
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Katherine Grillaert of The Petra Center will present a talk titled "Evolving Duties of Equine Veterinary Universities", discussing the impact and ethical duties of these teaching centers on veterinarians, horses, and the community at large.
EKU will host the third biennal "Living with Animals," conference on March 22-26, 2017, organized by Robert W. Mitchell and Radhika Makecha. The theme is Co-existence (though we will accept papers on a diversity of topics). We are continuing our “Living with Horses” theme, with talks again selected and chaired by Gala Argent and Angela Hofstetter
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Katherine Grillaert of The Petra Center will present her talk titled "Unleashed Enthusiasm: Ethical Reﬂections on Harms, Beneﬁts, and Animal-Centered Aims of ACI".
Animals have interacted with technology for a long time. Already in the ‘60s, bears were wearing tracking devices within conservation research; while mice and pigeons were working with operant chambers in task-driven behavioral experiments. In the ‘80s, great apes were using early touch-screen computers to learn human language in comparative cognition studies, followed in the ‘90s by dolphins using underwater keyboards for similar communication tasks. Meantime, cows were being introduced to early robotic milking systems thanks to the latest advances in agricultural engineering. Until recently, the development of these technologies has been driven by disciplines other than Interaction Design.
However, in recent years interaction designers and members of the HCI community have begun to take an interest in the interaction between animals and technology, explicitly addressing questions pertaining to the usability and experience of such technologies from the perspective or animal users, to the design processes that inform animal-computer interactions, or to the articulations between animals' physiology, psychology, sociality and interaction design. Interaction designers have also begun to tackle the challenges involved in extending user-centered design solutions and practices beyond the human species.
As a result, an increasing body of work is shaping the emerging discipline of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI).
*Please see conference website for details.