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From: Irina Shklovski <irsh@itu.dk>
Date: Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 11:32 AM
Subject: [Air-L] 2nd CFP: Transnational HCI - Workshop @ CHI 2011
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Happy New Year! Please forward to interested parties.

SECOND CALL! Deadline for submission: January 14, 2011.

CFP: TRANSNATIONAL HCI: Humans, Computers and Interactions in Transnational
A workshop at CHI 2011
May 8, 2011, Vancouver BC, Canada

Recent studies in Human-Computer Interaction have turned to examining
computing in non-Western contexts, increasingly recognizing that
technologies and activities of their participants are not bounded by single
geographies, cultures, or borders. In our interactions with everyday
technologies, we are increasingly tied to people and machines in other
countries, cultures and networks. Such activities require us to consider
technologies not just in national, but also in a transnational context. That
is, humans, computers and interactions not limited to single countries or
cultures, but forming communities across spaces, managing
boundary-crossings, and forming hybrid practices.

This workshop will bring together researchers and designers across academia
and industry to address the effects, implications, and design opportunities
for individuals and communities who engage in transnational technological
practices. We seek participants to explore the role of information and
communication technologies (ICTs) in transnational settings for our
workshop, TRANSNATIONAL HCI, at CHI 2011. We aim to assemble an
interdisciplinary group of practitioners to expand current work on ICTs in
global processes, to develop a language and toolset for the study of
technologies in transnational spaces, and to address the role of ICTs for
local-global user interaction, collaboration across boundaries and
negotiations of power relations.

Examples of possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:

* The use of pervasive technologies such as multiplayer gaming across
* Studies of social networking among Diaspora communities
* Use of ICTs in censorship state zones
* The role of ICTs in reconfiguring “the local”
* Technology in the context of international migration and politics
* Cross-cultural collaboration

Submissions that develop theoretical approaches, report on empirical work or
on technology design are welcome, and need not be limited to "developing
world" sites. Full papers may later be solicited for a potential special
issue. We welcome applications from researchers, designers, practitioners
and scholars across the subdomains of human-computer interaction and beyond,
in the fields of anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies,
critical theory, communication, media studies and cultural geography.

Interested participants should submit a 2-4 page paper in CHI Archival
Format <http://chi2011.org/authors/format.html> by January 14, 2011 to
transnationaltimes@gmail.com describing your current project and its
contribution to the workshop topic. At least one author for each accepted
paper must register for the workshop and should attend at least one full day
of CHI <www.chi2011.org>. Additional information, including the workshop
description (Extended Abstract), is available on our website at


* Submission deadline - Jan 14, 2011
* Notification of acceptance - Feb 11, 2011
* Workshop at CHI2011 - May 8, 2011


Janet Vertesi, Princeton University, USA
Silvia Lindtner, University of California, Irvine, USA
Irina Shklovski, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

If you have any questions please contact the organizers at

We apologize for possible cross-posting.

Irina Shklovski
Assistant Professor
Design, Culture, Mobility&  Communication (DCMC)
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej, 7
2300, Copenhagen S. Denmark

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