Call for Papers


Potential participants should submit a 2-4 page interest statement in the ACM extended abstract format. Please email proposals to by February 19, 2019. We seek participants from a wide range of disciplinary and personal backgrounds, creativity encouraged!

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This statement should articulate a negative use or potential misuse of a technology; ideally focusing on technologies that are emerging now and that are relevant to the HCI community. You may present this statement using various forms including, but not limited to, design fictions, short stories, description of the authors’ experiences with the negative consequences of HCI technologies, or concept art with a supporting narrative. We would also accept statements that discuss methodologies for articulating and presenting negative impacts and uses of technology in provocative and pedagogical manners.

The organizers compiled some examples as well as useful background reading here:

In the workshop, feedback will be given on the affordances and limits of certain presentation styles including a collective review on how to make them most relevant to designers, technologists, and academics.

Authors will be invited to participate in the workshop based on the originality and quality of their statements and their potential to contribute to a productive discussion. Workshop organizers will coordinate pre-workshop peer commentary, such that each participant will receive detailed feedback from at least two other participants on their own submission during the workshop.