CHI 2012 Workshop – Austin, Texas

This one-day workshop brings together human-computer interaction (HCI) scholars and practitioners interested in how emerging technologies are changing the way we understand and experience heritage.

Digital media play an increasing role in how we see ourselves, and how future generations will see themselves in relation to us. The workshop will address how personal digital archives, heirlooms, and inscriptions come to have social and cultural value in the long term.

Understanding how people come to value and interact with digital traces and memories through a heritage perspective will provide the HCI community with a vocabulary to expand the boundaries of HCI theory and practice beyond individuals acting ‘in the moment,’ and support individuals, communities, and organizations participating ‘over time’ in the social production of memory and identity.