Next up: CHI ...

In April I'll be attending CHI (the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction) as an author on three papers. The first, "Postcolonial Computing", a full paper with Lilly Irani, Paul Dourish, Kavita Phillip and Beki Grinter, explores the application of critical theoretical work in the humanities and social sciences to change how we think about designing for the developing world (called "ICT4D" for short). It's posted under Publications and at time of review was one of the highest ranked papers in the conference: check it out! I also have two papers accepted to workshops which, although technically not publications as they're not part of the formal printed Proceedings, are still reviewed and selected by workshop organizers and provide a great chance to explore new ideas and meet colleagues interested in similar research spaces. "Tweeting Spacecraft" examines the phenomenon of NASA spacecraft having online personas in social networking spaces, and has been accepted to the Workshop on Microblogging. "Death and the Social Network", a paper on which I collaborated with Jed Brubaker, examines what happens when a primary user of a social network site dies: it has been accepted to the Workshop on Death and the Digital. All the papers are available here on my Publications page, as well as downloadable directly through the Workshop websites.