(BunB) conference: Michelle Kasprzak, ERA Chair Ph.D candidate presented a full paper.

Michelle Kasprzak presented a full paper titled: “It Looks Like You’re Writing A Letter: The new value systems embedded in digital inclusion programmes” at the Balance-Unbalance (BunB) conference that took place on September 20-21 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She also got accepted to the Coding for Social Impact programme at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP) with the proposal to develop…

Summer Internships 2018

This year the ERA Chair CTP-lab hosted 8 students during the summer as part of the Summer Internships program at M-ITI. The internships are a great opportunity for students to have their first experience in research, developing small tasks and interacting with senior researchers and faculty. The hosted students worked during 3-months in the CTP projects.

Conference participation

Julian Hanna presented a paper, ‘Dada to Data: Manifestos in the Digital Age’, at the annual conference of the Electronic Literature Organisation held in Montreal, Canada, 13-17 August.

Participatory Design Conference of 2018 chaired by Maurizio Teli.

On August 20-24 the Participatory Design Conference of 2018 took place in Hasselt and Genk (Belgium), chaired by Liesbeth Huybrechts (Hasselt University) and Maurizio Teli. At the conference, Maurizio Teli, Peter Lyle and Mariacristina Sciannamblo presented the paper:Institutioning the common: the case of commonfare, which discusses the European-funded project calledCommonfare, aimed at designing a digital platform fostering the emergence of a new economic model in the domain of the institutions…

The Newton Machine: new video

The Newton Machine is a CTP Lab project developed by James Auger and Julian Hanna and other international partners. In August 2018, the project received the II Cultural Innovation International Prize. About the project: Energy, in all its forms, is essential to modern and future living. Our inseparability from energy is not just a matter of electricity consumption and use,…

HCI 2018: ERA Chair Ph.D candidate Sara Tranquada presented her work about Gender imbalance.

Sara Tranquada, ERA Chair PhD student, presented her demo “Gender By Numbers: Is your Education Course Dominated By Your Opposite Gender?” in the Interactions Gallery Papers, a work by Sara, Ana Caraban and Nuno Correia, it’s about gender imbalance in the pursuit of future careers. Its goal is to explore how high school students can be nudge towards gender consciousness and be aware of the gender imbalance of…

Social Tech Ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa report launch, May 16

Social Tech Ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa project began in December 2016, was published in May 2018, and was executed by M-ITI. It has combined field work in sub-Saharan Africa, desk review, a peer nomination process, participant observation, and semi-structured interviews with 116 individuals in 32 countries in English, French or Portuguese. The ‘Social Tech Ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa’ report is…

CHI2018:“Grand Visions” for Post-Capitalist Human-Computer Interaction

Enrique Encinas, visiting scholar at M-ITI, was one of the authors of the publication “Grand Visions” for Post-Capitalist Human-Computer Interaction, presented last April at CHI2018. Abstract: The design, development and deployment of new technology is a form of intervention on the social, psychological and physical world. Whether explicitly intended or not, all digital technology is designed to support some vision of…

CHI2018: Fostering Commonfare. Infrastructuring Autonomous Social Collaboration

Peter Lyle, Mariacristina Sciannamblo and Maurizio Teli are the authors of the publication “Fostering Commonfare. Infrastructuring Autonomous Social Collaboration”, presented last April at CHI2018 – Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Abstract: Recently, HCI scholars have started questioning the relationship between computing and political economy, with both general analyses of such relationships, and specific design cases describing design interventions.…

CHI2018: Workshop Maker Movements, Do-It-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research

James Auger was part of the team that designed the workshop “Maker Movements, Do-IT-Yourself Cultures and Participatory Design: Implications for HCI Research” presented in April at CHI 2018, Montréal, Canada. Falling costs and the wider availability of computational components, platforms and ecosystems have enabled the expansion of maker movements and DIY cultures. This can be considered as a form of…