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CHI PLAY 2015 Workshop: Ageing Playfully

At this year's CHI PLAY conference in London, we'll be hosting a workshop on Ageing Playfully, looking to  advance research on games for older adults beyond accessibility and health benefits. Games for older adults have previously been explored with a focus on improving older adults’ well-being by fostering social ...

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LiSC at CHI PLAY 2015

This year's edition of SIGCHI's Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY) is quickly approaching, and with the acceptance of two full papers and one note, it's been a great success for us. What makes this even sweeter (besides the conference being hosted at our doorstep in ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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....

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Reflecting on the making of a political speech at a HCI conference

  A week has passed since returning from CHI 2014, and since the “Punk HCI” paper that we presented there still seems to be raising discussion, it seems like an opportune moment to reflect on the intentions and effects of making an angry, shouty and overtly political address to ...

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LiSC @ CHI 2014

So it’s time for CHI again! This year there is a total of seven of us from LiSC attending the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems...

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Friday Journal Club

We at LiSc have decided to run an informal journal club on friday afternoons from 2pm-3pm (approx) where we will look at trends in HCI/ social computing research.  We will propose a new topic each week and email each other with a couple of relevant papers, which the whole group ...

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Hello!

Welcome to the Lincoln Social Computing (LiSC) Research Centre blog.  We intend to update the site with information on conferences we are attending, papers we have published and interesting articles we have come across.

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