A new article, “On the perceptual aesthetics of interactive objects“, written with Alessandro Soranzo, Daniela Petrelli and John Reidy has been published (open access) in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. The paper is based on the recent project with colleagues in the Dept. of Psychology examining people’s reactions to manipulating interactive tangible objects. Another publication focusing on the tangible interaction side of the work can be found on the TEI 2016 proceedings.
An interview I did with Professor Geraldine Fitzpatrick for her podcast “Changing Academic Life” is now available to listen to. The podcast series is an incredibly valuable resource for anyone interested in reflecting on their own academic approach and work-life strategies.
My university, Sheffield Hallam University (UK), is currently inviting applications for funded PhD scholarships across a range of subject areas. This is a competitive process and applicants must satisfy a number of eligibility criteria.
Specifically, I will be supervising students in three areas:
- Cultural Heritage technologies
- Tangible interaction and physical/digital materialities
- CSCW and the collaborative economy
Those who are interested in applying to study under my supervision are warmly invited to contact me directly to discuss their ideas and topics towards the application.
Full information on how to apply is detailed on the website. Deadline for applications is February 1st, 2018. Interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place in early March 2018. Successful applicants will enrol in September 2018.
Two new publications have appeared this November: first of all, a paper I have written with Marc McLoughlin on “Supporting Place-Specific Interaction Through a Physical/Digital Assembly”, published in the Human-Computer Interaction journal. It is fully open access, so anyone can read it at this link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07370024.2017.1399061
Secondly, the proceedings of the workshop on “Nomadic Cultures Beyond Work Practices” that I co-organised at ECSCW 2017 with Fabiano Pinatti, Chiara Rossitto, Airi Lampinen and Breda Gray are now published as a special issue of the International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) series: http://www.iisi.de/international-reports-on-socio-informatics-irsi/#c511
The workshop proceedings also include by short paper with Eleanor Lockley on “Work-Life Strategies on the Move: Reconfiguring Boundaries”: http://www.iisi.de/fileadmin/IISI/upload/IRSI/2017Vol14Iss3/5_ciolfi-lockley_irsi_v14_n3.pdf