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2025 fictional abstracts – role of computing in sustainable development

December 11, 2014

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This is such an interesting challenge.  Ten years is within research horizons, close enough not to get distracted by hoverboards but far enough away to think outside the box.   I’m going for a positive vision, then trying to work out the steps to get there.  Imagining all my current research has bourne fruit is […]

Ethics and sustainability

October 5, 2014

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A student asks a great question: Why does the Polytechnic focus on a sustainable viewpoint in everything it does, rather than an ethical one? We spend a few weeks discussing ethics in Software Engineering, but acting ethically and in the interests of society is a cultural shift, not academic knowledge. Surely sustainable practices would flow […]

Top three readings for Sustainable HCI

May 15, 2014

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At the sustainable HCI workshop at CHI this month we each agreed to contribute our top three “must reads” for Sustainable HCI (spoiler, none of these papers even mention Sustainable HCI).   Of course, I’d recommend my own books and other writings, but beyond that, here are my three (current) “must reads”. 1.  Sigrid Stagl’s […]

Impressed with Interactions

March 18, 2014

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This month’s edition of Interactions is pretty much a must read, cover to cover.  Seriously great job Ron Wakkary and Erik Stolterman. Here are some of the highlights for me:  (other papers that are also great include collaborative design, collective action, reframing design for aging (aging is neither an absolute concept nor a sum of established […]

The role of activism in ICT for Sustainability: Learning from practitioners

March 11, 2014

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Here’s the draft of the paper we just finished.  It is based on our conversations published as podcasts on SustainableLens. Samuel Mann,  Shane Gallagher,  Nell Smith Abstract— This paper describes an analysis of responses to the question “do you consider yourself to be an activist?” and applies the learnings from that to computing for sustainability.   […]

Am I an activist?

February 26, 2014

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Ben Shneiderman declared at CHI last year that “HCI is an activist discipline”.      We’re  trying to work out the implications of this – what would it mean for computing to be an activist discipline? (see also Hopeful Tourism Computing).    To find out, I’ve been trawling through the podcasts for sustainablelens.org where we ask […]

Why have you chosen computing?

December 3, 2013

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As part of the development of the Excellence in Communications project, we’re planning an NZ-wide survey of students and industry to get a deeper understanding of IT student and industry values and educational expectations. At the beginning of 2014, CITRENZ will be undertaking a benchmark survey of all incoming IT/computing students: the “Values and Educational […]