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 ...

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 ...

Digital Capabilities: a social media garden at RHS Chelsea

For a long time now I have wanted to do a technology-based show garden at Chelsea Flower Show – I guess it’s the Alan Titmarsh (sic) in me. So, when last year’s show bizarrely included an homage to the one ...

envisioning the future is easy

Last week saw the release of a book by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen entitled “The 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 ...

Collaborative project using games in vision rehabilitation

Below is a press release detailing a project that we have recently kicked off, collaborating with Prof Tim Hodgson in the School of Psychology, and WESC, a school that specialises in education for children with visual impairments. This article was originally posted on the University of Lincoln news site at ...

CHI 2013 Paris

This is the annual blog post detailing our involvement with the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. This is the premier international conference in the field of human-computer interaction and takes place in Paris from 27th April-2nd May.   A quick summary of ...

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, ...

Undergrad LSoCS students & world-class interaction design

Research and design work carried out by 2nd year Lincoln School of Computer Science students has recently been recognised as excellent, through the acceptance of a paper describing that work to ACM CHI 2013, the worlds leading conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. We have recently redesigned the Human-Computer ...

Crowd Saucing & ACM Interactions

We have recently published an article in the ACM Interactions magazine, which is the most widely read industry & research magazine in the field of Human Computer Interaction. The article reports work carried out in the 2011/2012 academic year by two undergraduate students in the Lincoln School of Computer ...

Social Applications Development Update

(This post is an updated version of one we posted on MSDN last September) With consumer uptake of smartphone platforms growing exponentially, particularly for accessing social media, news, streaming media and games through the lens of ‘mobile apps’, the LiSC team felt  it was time to overhaul the ‘Mobile ...

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