This two-day workshop will take place over two days: Day 1 will allow participants to engage with practice-based research while Day 2 will take a more theoretical focus.


9.00-9.30: Welcome and intro

Panels: Participants have been allocated to three different panel groups. Each panel group will be chaired by one of the workshop organisers. Each presenter (who submitted a paper) is given 5 minutes to present their work, focusing on how it relates to or highlight the topic of of the user in flux. After everyone has presented, a 25 minutes discussion will take place.

9.30-10.30: Panel I
1. John Bowers – “Performing Interactional Flux”
2. Guy Schofield & Jonathan Hook – “Two Perspectives on the Designer-User Relationship” (Co-authors: Peter Wright & Patrick Olivier)
3. Steve Gibson – “Subjective User-Interaction Models in 3D Spatial Environments: Virtual DJ and Virtual VJ”
4. John Shearer – “humanaquarium” (Co-authors: Robyn Taylor, Guy Schofield, Jayne Wallace, Peter Wright, Pierre Boulanger, Patrick Olivier)
5. Pattarawut Subyen – “Flow: Expressing Movement Quality” (Co-authors: Diego S. Maranan, Kristin Carlson, Thecla Schiphorst, Philippe Pasquier)

10.30-10.45: Coffee break

10.45-11.30: Panel II
1. Qiong Wu & Maryia Kazekevich – “Trickster at the Intersection: Exploring Virtual Theater Performance and Interaction” (co-authors: Robyn Taylor & Pierre Boulanger)
2. Leila Sujir & Maria Lantin – “So Much Closer”
3. Stefan Müller Arisona – “Accommodating Varying User Roles in Participatory Urban Design” (Co-author: Gideon D.P.A. Aschwanden)
4. Andres Wanner – “The Art Machine” – The User as a Co-Creator”

11.30-12.00: Discussion

12.00-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-14.45: Panel III
1. Donna Leishman – “Fluxing Reality”
2. Mark Blythe – “Ejamming All Over the World” (Co-author: Trevor Sewell)
3. Sinem Sinan Goknur & Ali Momeni – “Exquisite Corpse/Lavish Martyr (ECLM)”
4. Laura Lee Coles – “User As Explorer: Interaction With the Natural Environment Using Mobile Projection Technology” (Co-author: Philippe Pasquier)

14.45-15.00: Break

14.45-16.00: Break-out session
Breakout groups, mixed with people from different specialization and interests for targeted discussion of demos: identification of key issues and exploration of changing notions of the user. Each group will notate their findings on posterboards. Discussion will generate a set of emergent themes.

16.00-17.00: Plenary feedback session

Curated performance and installations event, open to all CHI delegates, and to the general public. The audience will be encouraged to to ‘tweet’ their instantaneous reactions during the event, based on key ‘has-tags’ defined in the break-out session. See page Exhibition for more details.

19.30: Doors opening

20.00-23.00: Event

Flow by Pat Subyen
humanaquarium by Robyn Taylor, Guy Schofield, John Shearer
Vancouver Flux by John Bowers
Virtual VJ by Steve Gibson and Stefan Müller Arisona

Installations (on-going)
Chorus of Lungs by Leila Sujir & Maria Lantin
*glisten) HIVE by Julie Andreyev & Simon Overstall
The Art Machine by Andres Wanner

23.00-01.00: Party

01.00: Doors closing


10.30-12.00: Plenary discussion
Review and discussion of previous night’s performances. Discussion of the previous night’s performances in light of the set of questions from Day 1.

12.00-13.30: Lunch break

13.30-15.00: Analysis
Revisit of the accumulated repository of texts and hashtags to work more rigorously on a themed analysis of user and participation. When reporting back, notes will be collated and disseminated via a dedicated micro-blogging stream.

15.00-15.30: Coffee break

15.30-16.30: Plenary
At the conclusion of the session, we will create a poster be shown at the main conference. A link to view all the ‘raw data’, and analysis will also be published online, live during the CHI conference.

16.30-17.00: Discussion and wrap-up

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