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Body x Materials @ CHI: Exploring the intersections of body and materiality in a full-day workshop

We published a blog post on ACM Interactions about our Body x Materials workshop at CHI 2023: Body x Materials @ CHI: Exploring the intersections of body and materiality in a full-day workshop!

During the 2023 CHI conference, we ran a one-day workshop to consider the design space at the intersection of the body and materials [1]. The workshop gathered designers, makers, researchers, and artists to explore current theories, approaches, methods, and tools that emphasize the critical role of materiality in body-based interactions with technology. We were motivated by developments in HCI and interaction design over the past 15 years, namely the “material turn,” which explores the materiality of technology and computation and methods for working with materials, and “first-person” approaches emphasizing design for and from lived experience and the physical body. Recognizing the valuable contributions of approaches that foregrounded materiality [2] and the body [3] in HCI, we proposed to explore the intersection of these two turns.

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