CHI2012 Workshop. Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life

Final Call for Participation

Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life
CHI 2012, Austin, Texas, USA. May 6th 2012

Interactive technologies increasingly play a role throughout our lives and the end of life is no exception. Building on a successful workshop at CHI 2010, we invite participation in the CHI 2012 workshop Memento Mori: Technology Design for the End of Life.

The workshop will be held in conjunction with ACM SIGCHI 2012, May 5-10,
2012 in Austin, Texas.

This one-day workshop will address technology use associated with the end
of the human lifespan, in the processes of death, dying and bereavement.
Example topics include (but are not limited to): health systems for the
dying, interactive memorials, bereavement support systems, digital
inheritance, and death-oriented perspectives on social media.

We invite 2-4 page submissions in CHI Extended Abstracts format that
critically analyse authors experiences of designing, using, or
evaluating technologies that engage with the End of Life. We encourage
submissions from diverse backgrounds, including (but not limited to):
medicine, sociology, law, social work, the arts, humanities, death
studies, and thanatology. Industrial and community organizations are
similarly encouraged, and will be joined by founders of prominent
organizations including The Digital Beyond, Entrustet, and Legacy Locker.
Submissions will be selected based on originality, quality, and ability to
promote discussion. Both completed and in-progress work is welcome.

Submissions and questions should be directed to Michael Massimi
(mikem@dgp.toronto.edu) by January 13, 2012. More information can be found
at http://sites.google.com/site/chi2012eol/home . At least one author of
each accepted paper must register for the workshop and at least one day of
the ACM CHI 2012 conference.

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