A plurality of practices: artistic narratives in HCI research

Miriam Sturdee, Makayla Lewis, Angelika Strohmayer, Katta Spiel, Nantia Koulidou, Sarah Fdili Alaoui, Josh Urban Davis

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The arts and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) have a lot in common. As part of computer science HCI is ground breaking, interdisciplinary and focused on the interactions that form part of our everyday world. As part of the arts, HCI is a lens on technology, showing us spaces where there is room to interact and create new and meaningful blended experiences. It is therefore no surprise that many researchers and practitioners in our field have and maintain creative practices alongside, and as part of their research. We explore how these dual practices relate to each other, and how we might reconcile our mindful creative experiences with the formality of research. What benefits does such duality have, and can we illustrate the value of arts practice in HCI? This pictorial curates diverse artistic practice from a range of researchers, and offers reflection on the benefits and tensions in creativity and computing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C'21)
EditorsCorina Sas, Neil Maiden
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383769
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2021
EventCreativity and Cognition 2021: virtual event Italy -
Duration: 22 Jun 202123 Jun 2021


ConferenceCreativity and Cognition 2021
Abbreviated titleC&C 2021
Internet address


  • Arts practice
  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Embroidery
  • Found objects
  • Illustration
  • Jewellery
  • Neural networks
  • Painting
  • Sketching


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