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CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Ryan Calo – Glass to Gengar: Hard Problems in Augmented Reality Law

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
12:30 pm


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd floor open space
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States + Google Map

Lunch and discussion begin at 12:30 p.m. No RSVP required from current Princeton faculty, staff, and students. Open to members of the public by invitation only. Please contact Jean Butcher at if you are interested in attending a particular lunch.

In 2015, the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab released a primer on the technical and policy challenges likely to arise from augmented reality. The Lab took a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach and specifically vetted our work product with diverse, non-mainstream stakeholders. We stand by our analysis and believe it provides a roadmap for policymakers of all kinds to think through the interaction between AR and law. Nevertheless, we failed to anticipate a range of issues presented by the very first blockbuster AR application—Pokémon Go. This talk details the Lab’s findings about AR and remarks upon the promises and perils of technology policy research.

Ryan Calo is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law. He is a faculty co-director (with Batya Friedman and Tadayoshi Kohno) of the University of Washington Tech Policy Lab, a unique, interdisciplinary research unit that spans the School of Law, Information School, and Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Professor Calo holds courtesy appointments at the University of Washington Information School and the Oregon State University School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering