Ph.D. Student Participates in Two Doctoral Consortia

CRIT Ph.D. student Tyler Pace participated on doctoral consortia at both CSCW and CHI this year. The title of the CHI doctoral consortium contribution was “Creative self-expression in socio-technical systems.” The abstract follows:

Massive networked communities, from Wikipedia contributors to amateur multimedia producers, have demonstrated enormous creativity and productivity in recent years. The dissertation research I discuss in this paper theorizes the creative products of these communities as acts of self-expression that exist within unique socio-technical contexts. Further, my work motivates the study of these creative acts as a new avenue for designing creativity support tools in HCI.

Both can be downloaded from the extended abstracts of their respective conferences (CSCW’12 and CHI’12) in the ACM Digital Library.