CHI 2012 Workshop on Heritage Matters

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
CHI 2012 Workshop on Heritage Matters: Designing for Current and Future
Values through Digital and Social Technologies

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission deadline: Jan 13, 2012
Acceptance notification: Feb 10, 2012
Workshop date: (Sun) May 6, 2012

WORKSHOP WEBSITE:
http://heritagematterschi2012.blogspot.com

FACEBOOK PAGE:
http://www.facebook.com/HeritageMatters

This one-day workshop brings together HCI scholars and practitioners who
share a common interest in heritage matters. Drawing on the concept of
‘heritage’ as a framework for personal, social, and institutional practices
that bring the past to matter in the present, the workshop addresses how
personal digital archives, heirlooms, and inscriptions come to have social
and cultural value in the long term.

The goal of the workshop is to expand the boundaries of HCI theory and
practice beyond individuals acting ‘in the moment’ to individuals,
communities, and organizations participating ‘over time’ in the social
production of personal and collective memory and identity.

We welcome scholars and practitioners from areas of expertise that include
human-computer interaction, design studies, interaction and product design,
anthropology, sociology, history, geography, heritage studies, memory
studies, cultural studies, and digital media arts.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted 4 to 6 page
position paper in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. Papers will be
accepted based on originality and quality. We intend to represent a broad
and diverse array of viewpoints. Participation from disciplines
underrepresented in HCI is particularly welcomed. At least one author must
register to attend the workshop, in addition to registering for at least
one day of the conference.

Position papers should be a PDF in the ACM Extended Abstracts Format sent
as an email attachment to elisa.giaccardi@mac.com by January 13, 2012.

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS:
Elisa Giaccardi is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Culture and
Technology at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Elisa is currently editing
a book for Routledge on heritage and cultures of participation, and is
Forum Editor for ACM interactions on heritage topics.

Elizabeth F. Churchill is a Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo!
Research in Santa Clara, CA where she manages the Internet Experiences
research group. Elizabeth writes a column for ACM interactions, and is the
current VP of ACM SigCHI. Her current research includes digital archives,
social media, and technologies of memory.

Sophia B. Liu is a recent PhD graduate of the Technology, Media and
Society doctoral program at University of Colorado at Boulder. Her
dissertation focused on social media use around historic crises and the
emergence of grassroots heritage practices. She is currently a Mendenhall
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the U.S. Geological Survey investigating
crowdsourced geographic information during disasters.

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