a new community exploring the academic borderlands

The digital world has crept out of the workspace and into our homes, our networks and our journeys between places.

In human-computer interaction (HCI), there is a tendency to talk of designing for 'experience' as well as 'efficiency' and 'effectiveness'. This reflects this shift towards immersive and ubiquitous computing being used in non-work settings, but have our analysis and evaluation approaches kept pace?

In the arts and literary communities, computer technology is a tool to construct, a medium to explore and a subject to probe.

arts-hci/lit-hci is a community ofthose trying to address the interplay and intersection between these communities: using theories and practice from the arts to understand more prosaic computing experiences and using techniques of interactive computer technology to probe aesthetic boundaries.

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