A Plurality of Practices: Artistic Narratives in HCI Research

Sturdee, Miriam, Lewis, Makayla, Strohmayer, Angelika, Spiel, Katta, Koulidou, Nantia, Alaoui, Sarah Fdili and Urban Davis, Josh (2021) A Plurality of Practices: Artistic Narratives in HCI Research. In: Creativity and Cognition. Creativity and Cognition . ACM, New York, p. 35. ISBN 9781450383769

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The arts and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) have a lot in common. As part of computer science HCI is ground breaking, interdisciplinary and focused on the interactions that form part of our everyday world. As part of the arts, HCI is a lens on technology, showing us spaces where there is room to interact and create new and meaningful blended experiences. It is therefore no surprise that many researchers and practitioners in our field have and maintain creative practices alongside, and as part of their research. We explore how these dual practices relate to each other, and how we might reconcile our mindful creative experiences with the formality of research. What benefits does such duality have, and can we illustrate the value of arts practice in HCI? This pictorial curates diverse artistic practice from a range of researchers, and offers reflection on the benefits and tensions in creativity and computing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arts practice, sketching, painting, embroidery, neural networks, dance, choreography, found objects, jewellery, illustration
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 12:31
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 10:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46627

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