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Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:03:03 +0000
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Are you interested in designing interactive technology to support health and well being? Are you interested in learning more about HOW THE BODY WORKS as a complex system of systems and how this knowledge can be leveraged to support the design of new technology?

Then this is a big invitation to join us in August for our 4-day Inbodied Interaction Summer School!

The school will be a crash course and deep dive into the neuro-physio-chemico-electrico processes of the body, and is going to be a fantastic opportunity for knowledge and community building:  we'll be learning first-hand from domain experts who will lead deep dive explorations into each of the foundational pillars of the Inbodied 5 Model: the MEECS (Move, Eat, Engage, Cogitate, and Sleep) and the microbiome (inbodied to circumbodied).

Over the course of the four days, you will learn the answers to questions such as the following (among many others):

What is “the body”?
What does movement actually do for the brain?
What are hormones and how are they influenced?
What is “pain” and where is pain located?
How do we FEEL?
How and why is the gut the second brain?
What is epigenetics?
What parts of the brain mediate/integrate movement?
How is the state of the body connected to creativity?

You will leave the school with (1) a deeper, improved knowledge of how the body works as a set of interconnected complex systems, (2) practice in how this knowledge can open up the design/research space for health, wellbeing, performance (3) an enriched network of colleagues (4) opportunities right away to build, own, claim leadership in a new area of HCI.

The event will be hosted at the University of Southampton, UK, running from Tuesday through Friday, August 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th. Admission is free and travel bursaries are available to support international attendees (a big thank you to SIGCHI for their support!). However, both space and funding opportunities are limited, so we ask those interested to apply by Friday, June 7. Results to this first round of funding requests will be provided on Monday, June 10th.

To learn more about the event and apply for funding, visit the links below:

Summer School Website:
Application Form:

Thank you for your interest in this rapidly growing area of HCI. We're looking forward to meeting you all for a great event in August!

Josh Andres
Aaron Tabor
Eric Heckler
Scot Bateman
Florian Floyd Mueller
m.c. schraefel

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