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.