The 2015 British HCI Conference (#BritishHCI2015) was held in Lincoln from 13th-17th July and was organised by the University of Lincoln’s Social Computing (LiSC) research centre in conjunction with Open Lab at Newcastle University – both of whom are of course partners on CuRAtOR.  Shaun was general co-chair of the conference which attracted in excess of 250 people from 20 different counties from around the globe. We had a number of CuRAtOR researchers and investigators taking part in the conference: for instance, Tom F from Lincoln (pictured) presented some ongoing work from the project around Twitter discussion and #BenefitsStreet, that was based on the paper from CHI earlier this year, whilst Karen took part in the conference’s panel on HCI, Politics and Activism. John also chaired the paper session on Digital Civics. The theme for the conference was the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic lives and the aim was to engage the HCI community with the issues  surrounding how interactive digital technology constantly shapes our lives and our relationships with each other, as well as those in authority. The technical program proceedings are available now in the ACM DL.

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