Playing for Change – AHRC Network event in Manchester

Conor and I attended the "Playing for Change" event in Manchester this week, which was not a buskers' convention but the kick-off workshop for the AHRC-funded Games and Social Change Network, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Institute for Health and Social Change. This is a sister ...

CSCW 2014 in Baltimore

I just got back from CSCW2014 in Baltimore where I presented the interactive poster for our extended abstract Understanding in-situ social media use at music festivals which was a joint piece of work between researchers Sue Jamison-Powell (now back with LiSC!) ...

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 ...

The UK’s first BSc (Hons) Social Computing

The below is a press release originally published on the main University web page: The face of computing and computer science has changed dramatically over the last ten years, with social media transforming not only the way business operates but society as a whole. In direct response to this increasingly digital ...

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 ...

Computer game for visual field loss rehabilitation: An Introduction

This was originally posted by Jonathan Waddington on the blog that he maintains to report on the progress of the project that he is undertaking with ourselves at LiSC, Prof. Tim Hodgson in the school of psychology, and the WESC Foundation - a specialist centre for ...

Post-ACE 2013 de-briefing

Myself (Conor) and Ben recently attended the 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, which was organized by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. ACE is a uniquely inspiring conference, focusing on exploring the potential for computing technology to support fun experiences.  From the conference website:   ACE ...

Cross-cultural study on requirements for a technology-led energy intervention

  Hello, I am a Master’s student in Applied Cognitive and Media Science from the University of Duisburg-Essen and had the great opportunity to collaborate with LiSC for my Master’s research project. In my project I am investigating cross-cultural differences in requirements ...

Reflecting on Rogers & Marsden (2013) “Does He Take Sugar? Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Compassion”

Reflecting on Rogers & Marsden (2013) “Does He Take Sugar? Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Compassion”   In the cover story for the July / August 2013 edition of ACMs “Interactions” magazine, Yvonne Rogers and Gary Marsden discuss “moving beyond the rhetoric of compassion.” The authors discuss user-centered design practices and argue ...

Social Computing and Its Applications (SCA 2013), Karlsruhe.

I (Shaun) spent a hugely entertaining last week or so in Karlsruhe, in Germany, attending SCA 2013 (Social Computing and its Applications) where I was General Chair as well as attending (and giving a keynote - wearing a suit and everything) the associated industry-led Service Summit and visiting colleagues at ...

Three full papers accepted to ACE 2013

We are delighted to have three full papers accepted to ACE 2013 - representing a 100% acceptance rate B-)   The papers report on a diverse and challenging set of research projects and we are delighted that we will get to present them at the worlds leading conference on entertainment ...

RaspPi blog feature on ‘Digital Capabilities’ Garden

The story below is taken directly from the raspberry pi blog. The original post can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/4382   At this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Lincoln University’s digital garden, which changed the way it looked depending on what people tweeted, sent messages back to people interacting with it, and did all kinds ...

Visit to WESC Foundation

This week I have spent three days visiting the WESC Foundation, which is a specialist centre for visual impairment based in Exeter. The centre provides specialised education for a range of age groups – they have a school and a college, and function as a centre for co-ordinating outreach ...

Magic ethnography for craft beer

Yesterday, defroster and Conor Lineham finally went on their much anticipated visit to see the guys at Magic Rock Brewery in Huddersfield, with the intention of carrying out ethnographic research for LiSC’s Social Craft Beer project. Without going into the finer details of the project’s research objectives, one of ...

LiSC in the cloud

Last week I attended a Cloud Computing event themed on the use of Microsoft’s Azure platform in education. The words ‘Microsoft and Cloud’ when used together probably stir up negative closed platform sentiment and ‘oh no it’s .NET’, but this is a misconception. Of course you can run Microsoft’s ...

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