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[Webinar] Pokémon politics: Digital policy in the age of augmented reality

15 September 2016 -


Event description

With the emergence of the Pokémon Go phenomenon, augmented reality (AR) is becoming a rapidly growing hype. It brings about important social, economic, and political dynamics that go beyond the game. The upcoming webinar on Thursday, 15th September, 11:00-12:00 UTC (13:00-14:00 CEST), will unravel the policy-dimensions of augmented reality, as it has impacts a multitude of IG issues, ranging from legal to security and from socio-cultural to economic dimensions.

[Update] The following resources are now available – the recording:

YouTube player

the presentation, and the webinar digest. You can also read our analysis on Pokémon Go and digital policy on the GIP Digital Watch observatory.

Registrations are now closed.

The following topics will be discussed in further detail:

  • What is augmented reality, and how does Pokémon Go fit into larger technical developments?
  • Is a separate cyberspace still identifiable, and what are the legal consequences of the increased interplay between virtual and digital dimensions?
  • What are the consequences of augmented reality for physical- and cybersecurity?
  • What are the social impacts of augmented reality?

Register to participate in the webinar. The webinar link will be sent by e-mail one hour before the start of the event.


  • Read our analysis on Pokémon Go and digital policy
  • View our interactive map which illustrates the countries which have adopted or banned the game, and the countries in which the game is controversial