Performance and Games: outcomes of recent workshop

Posted by Conor The Performance and Games Workshop@Nottingham took place on 27th and 28th October 2014 at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham. The session was intended to generate design-ideas for mixed-reality games in an interdisciplinary setting. Working in teams of 5 or 6, participants ...

CHI 2015 success!!

Posted by Conor We've just heard the results of the peer review process for ACM SIGCHI conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). It has been a successful year for LiSC - we have had 4 full papers accepted, as well as 1 workshop. There shall, no doubt, be ...

Internet Privacy and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Rings of Power

Posted by Conor This is a brief and nerdy post, being concerned with both internet privacy and J.R.R. Tolkiens ‘Lord of the Rings.’ An analogy that I really like was made one recent lunch time in the LiSC office, between the method of payment for current internet technology and the Rings of ...

Faculty Position Advertised: Lecturer in HCI

We are currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer with established research expertise in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). You will be expected to hold a PhD (or working towards), and should be able to demonstrate an excellent existing track record in HCI, or related, research fields. Once in post, ...

We are hosting the UK HCI 2015 conference in Lincoln

We are delighted to announce that the 29th British Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2015) will be held in Lincoln from 13th-17th July 2015. The conference is organised by LiSC in conjunction with the BCS Interaction Specialist Group....

Taxpayers (sic) money to address fear and stigmatization

Posted by Shaun  In January I participated in the ESRC-led “Empathy and Trust In Communicating Online” (EMoTICON) Sandpit; sandpits are one of the more radical means by which RCUK allocate research funding and access to them is hugely competitive. At the end of the week I came away ...

Study: Does submitting to CHI influence our emotional state?

UPDATE: Part four of this study is available until September 26th. We are looking for participants for a research study investigating whether and how submitting to CHI (http://www.sigchi.org/conferences) influences the emotional state of authors, and how it changes over the course of the ...

A Month in the World of Computer Science: Bursary Research Assistant for Crowd Curating History Project

Posted by Laura White For the past month I have been lucky enough to partake in the multi-disciplinary crowd-curated history project, this project aims to develop and produce an application which will allow people to have influence and freedom over their own community’s history. The application centres round Augmented Reality technology ...

Six months exploring technology for collecting and sharing community histories

Posted by Claire Markham Since February I have been working on a multi-disciplinary (computer science and media) project looking at crowd-curated local history: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/2014/04/876.asp. This project has centred on the use of AR technology as a means to facilitate the engagement, interaction and learning of local histories by local communities. ...

Cross Platform Mobile Development

At LiSC, mobile computing plays an important role in carrying out a diverse range of research, with the development experience passed into our undergraduate teaching. Our new Social Computing programme which starts in September also has a strong focus on the moving target of mobile development. With mobile a central theme ...

Death and Social Media

Here at LiSC we are exploring issues surrounding social media and dying. We are interested in interviewing people over the age of 18 who are regular users of Facebook or Twitter to explore their attitudes to the way that death is treated in online environments, and how individuals who die ...

Vision Therapy Project on the Telly

As mentioned in previous blog posts, we are currently undertaking a project in collaboration with Prof. Tim Hodgson in the School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, and the WESC foundation - a specialist centre for visual impairment. This project is focused around developing a game that provides visual therapy. ...

Presentation at the “As Above, So Below” drone culture symposium

Last weekend I (Conor) attended a fantastic event at Lincoln organised by the School of Media. This was a one-day colloquium on drone culture called "As Above, So Below."  The aim of the event was stated as: This event will map the immanent forces of drone culture across ...

Jamie’s Reflection on CHI 2014

This year was my first opportunity to attend CHI (and visit Canada), so I was rather pleased when my work-in-progress paper/poster was accepted to the conference. The overall experience of the conference (apart from the delayed flight on the way home) was great. I spent most of the conference in ...

Ben’s CHI2014 Reflection

Toronto is an odd city - a motorway built over a construction site built over a shopping mall built over a convention centre built over a car park. A Fortressian metropolis- as you navigate the sprawling undercity you rarely see sunlight, and the city goes to great lengths to ...

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