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CHI 2005 Press

February 28th, 2005 by Tom Chi :: see related comic

Well CHI 2005 is coming up (advance registration closes on Mar 14), and KC and I will be attending as “press”. This means we get to wear pencils behind our ears and ask the hard questions. This year promises to be interesting with the opening and closing speakers covering inter-disciplinary collaboration and showing off novel input devices for live electronic performance (sweet.). Beyond this, there are scores of excellent papers, but sadly only two OK/Cancel reporters. So we need to figure out who to interview, and in an effort to appear somewhat democratic, we’re opening the floor to our readers.

Here are the panels and papers being presented this year. Go ahead and poke around, and send us your suggestions for who to interview. KC will then crunch the numbers in his remarkable TabletPC contabulator device, and within a couple weeks we might have some stories or comics on those research areas. Voila!

On an unrelated note, I might need to bum a ride — if any one is driving in from Seattle. In exchange, maybe you get some pseudo-rare OK/C HCI superhero trading cards(!)

3 Responses to “CHI 2005 Press”
Peter Boersma wrote:

Don’t go to Paper sessions! Okay, maybe one or two, and late-breaking sessions (where Kevin’s paper is presented, right?) are definitely okay, but Paper sessions have a history of being pretty boring.

Instead I’d opt to go to SIGs (Special Interest Groups) that sound appealing as they are much more two-way-conversations.

Panels, Posters and the Plenaries are always fine, but please, consider your options with respect to Papers…

Peter (CHI attendee, panelist, session organizer, and reviewer from 1997 - 2003)

Josh wrote:

Check out the CHI Student Design Competition! It is bound to be interesting! Fresh faces, cool designs…

Kevin Cheng wrote:

On an unrelated note, I might need to bum a ride — if any one is driving in from Seattle. In exchange, maybe you get some pseudo-rare OK/C HCI superhero trading cards(!)

Sheesh. Could you stoop any lower?

Anyone going to CHI from SF? :)


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