Paper: HCI in a world of limitations

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Daniel, Åke and Elina have written a text (”position paper”) to a CHI 2013 conference workshop on ”Post-Sustainability”.

We will present it 10 days from now in Paris!

I (Daniel) wrote a slightly longer blog post about the workshop and the paper on my blog some time ago.

 

”HCI in a world of limitations: Adressing the social resilience of computing

Most computer scientist and practitioners assume that we live in a world of possibilities and that inexorable forces of technological development will help bring us a future of increased wellbeing and of growing economic prosperity. An increasing number of scientists however point at the triple crisis (ecology, economy, energy) and imagine radically different futures based not on expansion and possibilities, but on limitations and/or decline. We propose that a broad program should be formulated that takes biophysical and economic limitations as its starting point and outline some areas that paramount for HCI to come to grips with.”

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