At Creativity and Cognition 2015, an award in memory of Emma Candy was presented to Robyn Taylor of Open Lab Newcastle University in recognition of the contribution to creative communication made by:
Making Magic: Designing for Open Interactions in Museum Settings
Robyn Taylor: https://openlab.ncl.ac.uk/people/nrt15/
June 2015, Glasgow, Scotland
The book “Interactive Experience in the Digital Age” edited by Sam Ferguson and myself was published in April 2014. A pleasure to promote it at CH2014 in Toronto. Very nice to be asked by Ben Shneiderman to sign his copy – not to mention Celine Latulipe’s! Springer have a ‘My copy’ version which is much cheaper than the hard copy. It can be obtained here: http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/book/978-3-319-04509-2 and http://www.amazon.com/Interactive-Experience-Digital-Age-Evaluating/dp/3319045091
Gave a talk to the EVA2013 conference yesterday on the place of evaluation in the creative process. I think it went well. Good questions and discussion afterwards. This event helped me refine my ideas for the forthcoming Springer book that Sam Ferguson and I are editing.
CHI 2013 in Paris attracted the largest number of delegates in its history- 3400 people.
The CHI Digital Arts Panel “Did you feel that?) and Special Interest Group: “Digital Arts: Challenging Perspectives” played to record audiences. Interesting people, interesting questions and a real sense that this might be a timely moment for bringing the Digital Arts into HCI. Feels rather strange to say that after 20 years of trying to get it on the agenda through Creativity and Cognition.The time may be right but we need to ‘get it right too’. The CHI digital arts group is lively and enthusiastic and already making moves to bring more people on board..watch this space.
Today I received Mem Fox’s new book for children entitled Yoo-Hoo, LadyBug and was delighted to discover she had dedicated it to me and my loved ones! Wonderful news !!!