Call for Participation

Due to multiple requests, we extend the deadline for the submission of the workshop proposal until February 19th 2019 (AoE). We still ask you to make a preliminary submission with the Title, Abstract, and Author(s) by the original deadline, February 12th 2019 (AoE).

The one-day CHI 2019 workshop Troubling Innovation: Craft and Computing Across Boundaries aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of craft and computation. In this workshop, we gather a globally distributed group of craft contributors whose work reflects crucial but under-valued HCI positions, practices, and pedagogies. Whether through the study of maintenance, needlecraft, or computer-aided design, we examine craft as a crucial site for reworking the artefacts, tools, and settings through which longstanding legacies of e.g. coloniality and industrialization unfold. Through historically and politically engaged craftswork, we seek to build community across boundaries and meaningfully broaden what constitutes innovation in HCI to date and possible futures of Craft and Computation.

he one-day CHI 2019 workshop Troubling Innovation: Craft and Computing Across Boundaries aims to bring together scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of craft and computation. In this workshop, we gather a globally distributed group of craft contributors whose work reflects crucial but under-valued HCI positions, practices, and pedagogies. Whether through the study of maintenance, needlecraft, or computer-aided design, we examine craft as a crucial site for reworking the artefacts, tools, and settings through which longstanding legacies of e.g. coloniality and industrialization unfold. Through historically and politically engaged craftswork, we seek to build community across boundaries and meaningfully broaden what constitutes innovation in HCI to date and possible futures of Craft and Computation.

We call for participants from diverse backgrounds – including but not limited to creative activity, technical research, and scholarship in the social sciences – interested in present, future and speculative perspectives on:

Artefacts: The Objects of HCI Craft
Tools: The Implements, Devices, and Machines of HCI Craft
Environments: The Sites of Craft and Computation

Please read the full workshop abstract for details about workshop setting and goals. To apply, please submit a 2-4 page position paper/annotated object/crafts portfolio in any format by 12 February 2019 through email following the submission link below. Please also plan to bring a physical artefact (or documentation thereof) related to your submission to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and register for at least one day of the conference. Please check https://craftcomputerinteraction.net for further information and to join our newsletter.

Please direct any questions you might have to the organisers through the workshop email address: hcicraft@igw.tuwien.ac.at

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