We have extended the deadline for submissions to participate in our
workshop:The User in Flux: bringing HCI and digital arts together to
interrogate shifting roles in interactive media

REVISED Submission Deadline: 28th January 2011
REVISED Author Notification date: 1st March 2011

=== TOPIC ===

When interacting with digital media, people are no longer simply users.
They actively shift between various roles: author, collaborator, and even
performer.  We coin the term "user in flux" to problematize static
definitions of "the user" and highlight how roles and practices switch and
evolve when people engage in such interactions.

The goal of this two-day workshop is to use interactive art as a platform to
investigate how the concept of "user in flux" can be defined, considered,
and targeted when designing for a participatory medium.  To encourage a
multi-perspective dialogue we invite submissions from:
a) HCI researchers (from the CHI design, and user experience communities)
b) performers and artists who craft participatory content
c) media theorists exploring the role of the user in the digital world
d) hardware and software engineers who develop the technologies that
facilitate nuanced and intuitive interaction

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- Approaches to understand the user in flux
- Concepts to articulate the practices and roles of a user in flux
- Technology design that could better support such users


Please refer to the workshop
website<http://side-creative.ncl.ac.uk/userflux/>for more details
about the planned activities of the workshop, how you can
participate and how to submit your proposal.

Click on the PARTICIPATE link  (on the top left menu) of the webpage for a
quick-view of how you can participate. Alternatively you can find the link

Please send your submission (and inquiries) to: userinflux (at) gmail (dot)

For videos and recordings, you can either email us a URL or send a hard copy
(to be received by the deadline) to:

We look forward to receiving your submission.

=== Organisers ===

Tuck Wah Leong (Culture Lab, Newcastle University)
Lalya Gaye (Culture Lab, Newcastle University)
Atau Tanaka (Culture Lab, Newcastle University)
Robyn Taylor (Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory, University of
Peter Wright (Culture Lab, Newcastle University)

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