Call for Participation

This one-day workshop brings together HCI scholars and practitioners who share a common interest in heritage matters. Drawing on the concept of ‘heritage’ as a framework for personal, social, and institutional practices that bring the past to matter in the present, the workshop addresses how personal digital archives, heirlooms, and inscriptions come to have social and cultural value in the long term.

The goal of the workshop is to expand the boundaries of HCI theory and practice beyond individuals acting ‘in the moment’ to individuals, communities, and organizations participating ‘over time’ in the social production of personal and collective memory and identity.

We welcome scholars and practitioners from areas of expertise that include human-computer interaction, design studies, interaction and product design, anthropology, sociology, history, geography, heritage studies, memory studies, cultural studies, and digital media arts.

Participants will be selected on the basis of a submitted 4 to 6 page position paper in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. Papers will be accepted based on originality and quality. We intend to represent a broad and diverse array of viewpoints. Participation from disciplines underrepresented in HCI is particularly welcomed. At least one author must register to attend the workshop, in addition to registering for at least one day of the conference.

Position papers should be in PDF sent as an email attachment to by Jan 13, 2012.