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“Grand Visions” for Post-Capitalist HCI - CHI 2018 Workshop

Montréal, Canada, Saturday 21st April 2018.

Submission deadline: 2nd February 2018.

http://hci.post-capitalist.com

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This workshop aims to bring together researchers, designers and practitioners to explore an alternative, post-capitalist, “grand vision” for HCI, primarily asking what kind of futures the community sees itself as working towards. Much in the tradition of design fiction or experiential futures at CHI, all attendees at the workshop will engage in the design and prototyping of diegetic objects that help us suspend our disbelief about a future society. At the same time, the prototypes generated during the workshop will embody each other’s ideas and, in turn, facilitate presentation and discussion.


Importantly the focus of the workshop is on things not words – it is not a space to debate philosophies of post-capitalism and HCI, but a space to speculatively design technology which demonstrate these ideas.


We welcome one of two formats of submission:

* A two-page ACM Extended Abstract format position paper

or

* A short video submission (2-4 minutes) along with a 1-2 paragraph expression of interest.

Both submission formats should outline the authors’ motivations, ideas and potential designs for the workshop. Examples of topics include: tools to enable greater civic participation, technologies and systems to remove corporate/financial influence, how fully automated luxury communism might work, tools to suppress the rise of capitalism, disrupting the marginalisation of vulnerable populations, approaches to encourage communism and the emancipation of big data.


We ask the authors to indicate how many authors will attend the workshop as places are limited. All workshop participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the main CHI conference.


Format: Either 2 page ACM Extended Abstract or 2-4 minute video with 1-2 paragraph expression of interest. Full details available: http://hci.post-capitalist.com/submission

Deadline: 2nd February 2018

Notification: 22nd February 2018

Workshop: 21st April 2018, Montréal, Canada, as part of CHI 2018 (https://chi2018.acm.org/)



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Tom Feltwell,
Senior Research Assistant, NorSC Lab
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


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