Creative Subversion in the 'CHI-verse': Fourth-Wave HCI Meets the 21st Century Manifesto

Ashby, Simone, Hanna, Julian, Matos, Sónia, Nash, Callum and Faria, Alexis (2019) Creative Subversion in the 'CHI-verse': Fourth-Wave HCI Meets the 21st Century Manifesto. In: Halfway to the Future, 19th - 20th November 2019, Nottingham, UK.

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Abstract

We take up Bødker’s challenge to ‘identify’ a fourth wave HCI, building on the work of Blevis et al. and others to shore up a new vision that places ‘politics and values and ethics’ at the forefront without abandoning the strengths of previous waves. We insist that a fourth wave must push harder, beyond measured criticism for actual (e.g. institutional) change. We present two studies performed at CHI’19, where we used our MANIFESTO! game to: 1) take the temperature of colleagues on adopting an activist stance, 2) test manifesto writing as a key activity in pushing HCI forward into the fourth wave, and 3) test our game for subsequent iterations, and as a probe for inspiring new digital tools. With the enthusiastic response received to gameplay, facilitated in part through a novel method using tableau vivant, we argue for taking political activism from the margins into mainstream HCI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Manifestos, Fourth-Wave HCI, Games, Tableau Vivant, Activism, Creative Subversion
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 15:16
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40462

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