Identity is a theme spanning multiple discourses, such as feminist HCI, and ICT4D, becoming notable as a culturally understood phenomenon within third-wave HCI. This workshop extends current thinking about identity toward performative aspects: how self and identity is constituted, how this relates to digital technology, and what this means for design and use of such technology. As technology’s growth in domestic, social and intimate contexts suggests a new consideration of how identity is invoked, we propose to examine philosophical commitments, methodological implications, and pragmatic aspects of putting performativity to work, identifying blind spots and obstacles that hamper research and practice in this area. This one day workshop will use hands-on critique, panel discussions, and brief presentations, to explore how HCI can respond to the challenge of who we are and what we might become in our pursuit of digitally mediated futures.
We invite HCI researchers and designers interested in this topic to submit a 3-6 page position paper in the ACM Extended Abstracts format that addresses the workshop themes. Please email your work to performative.hci [at] gmail.com with the subject as “CHI 2012 Workshop Submission” on or before January 23, 2012 [Note: Deadline extended].
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this workshop, please feel free to contact the organizers at the email address provided above.