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Vasiliki Tsaknaki <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 6 Jul 2020 16:39:25 +0300
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Dear all,

we would like to invite you to participate in the* NordiCHI'20*
workshop *"Challenges
and Opportunities for Designing with Biodata as Material"*, which will take
place on Sunday October 25th in Tallinn, Estonia (or virtually, depending
on the spread of Covid-19 until then).

This one-day workshop will bring together researchers working with biodata
and design for discussing and reflecting upon how design and HCI operate
with the body and its data. We use the term "biodata" to refer to
information about the body in the broadest sense, including data about
people’s behaviors and claims to inferences about thoughts, feelings, or
other characteristics.

The main workshop objective will be to identify core challenges and
opportunities in this domain. We intend to cohere the projects of the
workshop participants into a set of artifacts, images, and theory to create
an annotated portfolio that represents the state-of-the-art in designing
with biodata in HCI.

The workshop will be structured around four themes relating to the use and
contexts of working with biodata:

1. Making sense of biodata by taking into account a holistic perspective of
body, mind and emotions, as exemplified through soma design methods in HCI,
for example;

2. Feminist perspectives of biodata that take into account bodily
transitions, pluralities of bodies and temporalities of bodies;

3. Non-anthropocentric perspectives of working with and making sense of
biodata, to also account for microorganisms and other material agencies in
our bodies; and

4. Emerging domains, contexts, and practices around the use of biodata,
such as health, affective, and performance contexts.

Interested participants are invited to submit a short description of their
work around biodata (2-4 pages). We welcome diverse documentation and
exhibition formats including, text, images, websites, applications, or
video, together with a brief motivation for what the participant hopes to
achieve in the workshop.

To apply, please email your submission to
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Workshop webpage:
*Key Dates:*
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2020, 5pm PDT
Notification: September 8, 2020
Workshop: October 25th 2020

Vasiliki Tsaknaki, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Tom Jenkins, IT University of Copenhagen
Laurens Boer, IT University of Copenhagen
Sarah Homewood, IT University of Copenhagen
Noura Howell, North Carolina State University
Pedro Sanches, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

If you have questions you can send us an email us at:
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We are looking forward to your participation and please spread the word to
anyone who you think might be interested in this research space.

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