Interesting CHI Workshop ... might be telling of the new CHI this coming year

28 Nov 2005 - 10:36am
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Dave Malouf
2005

HI folks, I usually don't forward these to our list, but i know many
people have spoken about in the community how CHI usually isn't a
place "for us" either as designers or practitioners. This workshop
might interest people who well want to see how far the SIGCHI
conference committee is thinking out-side their usual box for the 2006
conference.

This is as out there as I've seen so far. ;)

Anyway, some members of this list might be interested in this workshop as well.

-- dave

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Pamela Jennings <pamelaj at cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Nov 28, 2005 10:44 AM
Subject: CHI2006 Workshop:
To: CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS at listserv.acm.org

Call for Participation
ACM CHI 2006 ¡§Interact.Inform.Inspire¡¨
http://www.chi2006.org/
Montreal, Canada

About Face ¡V Interface:
Creative Engagement in New Media Arts and HCI
Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23, 2006
Workshop website: http://studio416.cfa.cmu.edu/CHI06workshop_AboutFace

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WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS
Pamela Jennings, Human Computer Interaction Institute and School of Art
Carnegie Mellon University

Elisa Giaccardi, Center for LifeLong Learning and Design
University of Colorado, Boulder

Magda Wesolkowska, Faculty of the Built Environment and Planning
University of Montreal

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
This two-day workshop will bring together a vibrant community of
individuals interested in the new models for communication and interaction
demonstrated by new media art and their potential contribution to HCI. The
divergent thinking and creative visions supported by new media art
practices offer a platform that emphasizes creative engagement as a locus
for innovative design and evaluation methods for HCI research.

Researchers and practitioners from several distinct fields of artistic and
scientific inquiry, including art, design, engineering, education and HCI
will engage in discussions about issues of new media art practice and
evaluation and their relationship to HCI research. The focus of the
workshop is on identifying and sharing projects and research methods that
bring to light the synergies between the research-in-practice of the new
media art community and research activities in the HCI community. The
workshop goal is to discuss attributes required for a theoretical framework
that positions creative engagement as a hub for future transdisciplinary
research.

We welcome creative practitioners involved in new media art and cultural
production, HCI researchers concerned with the design of novel interfaces
and technologies in support of creativity and collaboration (with a
particular emphasis on pervasive computing, tangible interfaces, and
interaction models of emotion and context aware computing), theorists and
researchers in aesthetics and social and cultural studies interested in
issues of creative engagement.

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WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
Establish a ground for a thoughtful and vibrant dialogue amongst creative
practitioners, social scientists, and HCI researchers to provide insights
and indications for brainstorming, understanding, and developing:

„X theoretical frameworks for concepts of creative engagement in the
new design space engendered by information technologies, particularly as
they relate to aspects of engagement (embodiment, intersubjectivity,
affect, etc.), means of engagement (place, narrative, etc.), effects of
engagement (creativity, sociability, sense-making, etc.), design approaches
(metadesign, participatory design, user centered design, etc.), and
participative systems (reflective or synergetic communities, artistic and
cultural networks, etc.);
„X interface features, system components and applications that support
requirements of creative engagement;
„X new methods and experiences for evaluating interfaces and
interaction systems grounded in ¡§research-in-practice¡¨ aimed to support
novel applications for creative engagement;
„X leverages for artistic and cultural community practices as
contributions to HCI and technical research practices.

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INTENDED AUDIENCE
„X Creative practitioners involved in new media art and cultural
production projects;
„X Researchers and practitioners concerned with the design of novel
interfaces and technologies in support of creativity and sociability (on
the computer, in the museum, in the city, in the classroom, etc.);
„X Researchers and practitioners interested in technical research and
development applied to the creative practices, with a particular emphasis
on pervasive computing, tangible interfaces, and interaction models of
emotion and context aware computing;
„X Researchers and practitioners interested in the design and
sustainability of participative systems (e.g. open source, open content,
artistic and cultural networks);
„X Theorists and researchers in aesthetics and social and cultural
studies interested in issues of embodied interactionism, sense-making, and
engagement.

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WORKSHOP SUBMISSION PROCESS

Submission Deadline: Friday January 6, 2006

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted 2 to 4
page position paper. The position paper must outline the submitters view
on the workshop theme and the reasons for interest in the topic including
the following information:

„X A theoretical account or investigation in the concept of creative
engagement or related topics;
„X A description or account of a method or project related to
designing, sustaining or evaluating creative engagement.

All submissions must follow the ACM CHI formatting guidelines for workshop
abstracts which is available at: http://www.chi2006.org/ceaf.php

Email submissions to:
pamelaj at andrew.cmu.edu with the email subject heading ¡§CHI2006 Workshop
Submission.¡¨

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