SACM Annual Conference 2023

April 20-21, HSLU, Lucerne

Attention is not everything, but without attention, everything is for nothing—at least in the social world. Attention is generally considered to be scarce and valuable, but at times it can also be undesirable, irksome or even dangerous. Media directed the flow of attention even in the pre-digital era, but digitalization has brought constant, rapid changes to strategies and the rules of play in the race for attention. Yesterday’s winners may be tomorrow’s losers. This year’s conference is dedicated to the question: “What do we pay attention to?”

The SACM Annual Conference 2023 is organized by the Institute for Communication and Marketing (IKM) of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). On April 21 at 10:00, IMI and C4DT will host a session at the conference featuring exciting speakers under the theme “Technology or media: who will save quality information?” (see below).

For additional information and to register, please visit the conference website at the link below.

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Technology or media: who will save quality information?

Program (April 21)

  • 10h00: Presentations
    • “Deep fakes”
      Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk, EPFL
    • “Early detection of malicious content in social media”
      Prof. Karl Aberer, EPFL
    • “Les défis de la recherche interdisciplinaire et appliquée en journalisme. Retours d’expérience de trois projets”
      Prof. Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel, Université de Neuchâtel
  • 11h00: Open dialog with the speakers and the audience
    Moderated by Dr. Johan Rochel
  • 11h30: End of session

Language: English & French

Moderation: Dr. Johan Rochel, ethix & EPFL