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Ben’s CHI & DiGRA Reflection – Part 1

A Spring of contrasts for me this year, as I was fortunate to be able to attend both the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI), and the Conference of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) within a few weeks ...

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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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Invited talk – Stuart Reeves, Mixed Reality Lab Nottingham

We're delighted to host an invited talk by Stuart Reeves from the University of Nottingham next week. Stuart will discuss "The future as a design problem" - a topic of fundamental interest to anyone designing or making anything. Stuarts work focuses on ubiquitous computing, so it may be of particular ...

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Call for papers: CHI2014 workshop on “Alternate Endings: Using Fiction to Explore Design Futures”

https://lisc.lincoln.ac.uk/designfiction/ Inspired by recent high profile discussions of the productive relationship between fiction and design, this challenging, interactive and playful workshop will explore design fiction as a means for engaging HCI researchers and practitioners in critical reflection on the potentially complex long-term consequences of their work. Attendees will work collaboratively ...

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Sinister Research Blog

Following the theme of the paper we presented at CHI 2013, which celebrates how contemporary HCI research is essential in bringing about the inevitable robot singularity, we have set up a blog that archives projects that we feel make an outstanding contribution to the future enslavement of humans by ...

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envisioning the future is easy

Last week saw the release of a book by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen entitled β€œThe New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.” In this book, and particularly in an excerpt published in the guardian, the authors lay out a vision for the future, focusing ...

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Sci-fi HCI @ CHI

We are presenting a paper at CHI 2013 that suggests that myself (Conor), Ben, Shaun and Dan are robots sent back from a dystopian robot-controlled future to celebrate the strands of current HCI research that are essential in bringing about that robot singularity. This paper may initially seem frivolous, ...

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Talk by Dan O’Hara

Next Wednesday (6th June) LiSC and the School of Computer Science will host an invited talk by Dan O'Hara :- "Emergence and the Synthetic Aesthetic" : Not all aesthetic forms are the product of human design. Skeuomorphs – stylistic forms that result from the process of functions becoming obsolete – are ...

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