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3rd to 6th July 2017 University of Sunderland

Call for Interactions Gallery

The Interactions Gallery is now closed. If you are very keen to exhibit and have missed the deadline, contact Suzy O’Hara

At British HCI 2017, our Interactions Gallery will provide a range of spaces: internal and external, formal and informal providing delegates with a variety of engagements with digital make believe in Sunderland. To fill these curated spaces, we are calling for artworks, installations, demonstrations, digital artefacts and experiences inspired by the conference theme of digital make believe.

Submitting to the Interaction Gallery is open to everyone and we particularly encourage makers, artists, students, researchers, creatives and practitioners to submit exciting, novel ways of engaging in digital make believe. To encourage a broad range of applications, we offer a 50% discount delegate rate to successful Interactions Gallery applicants. Please see the registration page for further details.

The Interactions Gallery is a curated experience that will be documented in a feature article to be included in the proceedings. Exhibitors’ attendance is required if their proposals are accepted and it is the exhibitors’ responsibility to install and remove their works before and after the Interactions Gallery event.

Submission Guidelines

Interaction Gallery submissions should be created using the eWiC template and uploaded via EasyChair BHCI 2017as a pdf.

In the first 2 pages of your submission, you need to include the following sections [if your work is accepted, these 2-pages are published in the conference proceedings]:

  1. Title of work
  2. Name(s) of participants/submitters & authors affiliation/contact details.
  3. Short biography of artists/composers/performers/designers.
  4. An overview outlining the the work that you are going to present in the gallery (e.g. artwork; installation; demo; app; digital artefact; etc.). This should
    1. outline what the user is meant to experience through interacting with the work and how they interact with it
    2. incorporate 3 or more images of the proposed work with descriptive captions.
    3. provide a rationale explaining the conceptual and/or research agenda behind the work

On subsequent pages provide a technical description of the piece detailing dimensions of work, submission duration and format and all requirements for exhibition.

List equipment (if any) to be provided by the conference organisers and whether the work is adaptable if space and equipment cannot be resourced.

Online resources – links to content / image/video relating to this work.

Selection Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed by an international programme committee. The decision on acceptance or rejection of a proposal will be made on the basis of the overall quality of the proposal and its appeal to a reasonable fraction of the HCI community.

For accepted proposals, the 2-page overviews will be included in conference proceedings and published in the BCS e-WIC repository.

Interactions Gallery & Maker Chair