Mobile app available for 'Dawn or Doom' technology summit

September 2, 2014  


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A free app for iPhones and Androids is now available for the technology summit, "Dawn or Doom: The New Technology Explosion," Sept. 18 at Purdue University.

The summit will explore whether technology is advancing faster than our ability to understand, regulate or control it, and what can be done about this situation. The event, co-sponsored by Information Technology at Purdue and Purdue Convocations, is free and open to the public.

"The Dawn or Doom mobile apps are designed to give attendees everything they need to know leading up to and on the day of the summit," said Jason Fish, director of informatics in the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness, who helped develop the app.

"Included is a fun voting mechanism that will allow you to vote DAWN or vote DOOM to a simple question about what's in store for humanity in terms of technology."

Other features include information about registration, speakers, schedule and travel for the summit, along with Twitter for @dawnordoom and #dawnordoom. It also has the schedule and brief descriptions of the movies at the Sept. 15-18 "Dawn or Doom" film festival.

The iPhone app can be downloaded at The Android app can be downloaded at

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711,

Sources:  Jason Fish, 765-496-1088,

Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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