Material Interactions - From Atoms & Bits to Entangled Practices
Contribution & Benefit: This panel addresses some of the core aspects of the theme "It's the experience" for CHI2012 by focusing on the materials that constitute the foundation for interaction with computers.
Abstract » This panel addresses some of the core aspects of the theme �It�s the experience� for the CHI2012 conference by focusing on the materials that constitute the foundation for interaction with computers. We take a series of questions as a joint point of departure to consider the nature and character of �material interactions� in HCI. Specifically, we consider theoretical, critical and practical approaches to material interactions and how they inform/become useful to HCI. The panel will include position statements from the panelists as well as high-level audience participation. We envision a fun and intellectually stimulating panel moderated by Prof. Mikael Wiberg consisting of a number of scholars with a well-developed view on digital materialities to fuel a discussion on material interactions - from atoms & bits to entangled practices. These scholars include: Prof. Hiroshi Ishii, Prof. Paul Dourish, Daniela Rosner, Petra Sundstr�m, Anna Vallg�rda and Tobie Kerridge. This panel also features Mark Rolston, Chief Creative Officer at Frog design, Inc.