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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 11:36:00 -0000
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Identity is a theme spanning multiple discourses, such as feminist HCI, and
ICT4D, becoming notable as a culturally understood phenomenon within
third-wave HCI. This workshop extends current thinking about identity toward
performative aspects: how self and identity is constituted, how this relates
to digital technology, and what this means for design and use of such
technology. As technology's growth in domestic, social and intimate contexts
suggests a new consideration of how identity is invoked, we propose to
examine philosophical commitments, methodological implications, and
pragmatic aspects of putting performativity to work, identifying blind spots
and obstacles that hamper research and practice in this area. This one day
workshop will use hands-on critique, discussions, and brief presentations,
to explore how HCI can respond to the challenge of who we are and what we
might become in our pursuit of digitally mediated futures.


We invite researchers and designers interested in this topic to submit a 3-6
page position paper in the ACM Extended Abstracts
format that addresses the workshop themes
<> . Please email your work to
performative.hci [at] with the subject as "CHI 2012 Workshop
Submission" on or before January 13, 2012.


The workshop: May 6th, Austin, TX.

The website:

The conference:



Gopinaath Kannabiran, Indiana University, Bloomington

Ann Light, Northumbria University

Tuck Leong, Newcastle University


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