Team meeting 140427

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Present at today’s team meeting: Daniel, Björn, Ulrica, Cecilia, Henrik and by Skype, Elina and Hanna.


1) Our publication tree

All your papers are belong to me! Bring all your papers – including pending papers – to a team meetings so that we can hang them up in our publication tree. The tree has moved as now stands in the corridor, in the alcove near Daniel’s room.

Björn suggested a great rule for what should hang in our tree. When we hang something in the tree, we should also write what month it is and then take it down one year later.

2) Elina’s paper

We discussed the paper that Elina has written together with Bran Knowles, ”Deviant and guilt-ridden: Computing within psychological limits”. The paper will be presented at a workshop this summer, the first workshop on Computing within Limits. Daniel is a co-orgainiser and will write a blog post on his personal blog about the workshop within a week.

Elina told us some about the background of the paper – how it came to be. The main topic of the paper is the tension between a professional and personal stance that we can experiences in our dual roles as researchers and citizens who do work on and are concerned about climate change and related challenges.

3) Hanna’s CHI experience

Hanna told us some about her trip to the CHI conference from which she came back only yesterday:

– It was nice that the title of the opening keynote was ”Design and Sustainability”. The keynote made some references to Rockström’s work on planetary boundaries but still resulted in relatively ”tame” examples of what we (CHI) can do to make the world a better place.


– Korean companies Samsung and LG demoed visions of high-tech futures that did not seem very sustainable nor even very logical (”does it scale?”).

– Hanna participated in this year’s Sustainable CHI Workshop. Her main take-home lesson was that it could be interesting to work with consultants in research projects; they are in an excellent position to disseminate ”your message” farther and further.

– Hanna also presented a few of the sustainability-related papers that were presented at the conference (food and waste, energy communities, disaster management). She will write a separate blog post with better references to papers of interest to us.

– Hanna also mentioned that Robert Brewer (Århus, Denmark) presented  how to work with practices and energy. They had created a framework that seemed to be both interesting and promising and this is of interest to several team members.




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