As knowledge around bio-digital interaction continues to unfold, there are new opportunities for HCI researchers to integrate biology as a design and computational material. Our motivation for the workshop is to bring together interdisciplinary researchers with interest in exploring the next generation of biological HCI and exploring novel bio-digital interfaces implicating diverse contexts, scales, and stakeholders. The workshop aims to provide a space for interactive discussions, presentations, and brainstorming regarding opportunities and approaches for HCI around bio-digital interfaces. We invite researchers from both academia and industry to submit a short position paper in the following areas: Synthetic Biology, Biological Circuits, Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYBio), Biomimetic Interfaces, Living Interfaces, Living Artefacts, and Bio-ethics. We will evaluate submissions on fit, ability to stimulate discussion, and contribution to HCI. On our website we have included examples of past work in this area to help inspire and inform position papers. Our website will host a recording of the entire workshop session with accepted papers to support asynchronous viewing for participants who are unable to attend in-person or synchronously.
Due to the successful CHI 2021 Workshop, “Speculating on Biodesign in the Future Home” , in this year’s workshop we look forward to attracting participants from the emerging field of Biological-HCI.
We invite researchers from both academia and industry to submit a short position paper in the following areas: Synthetic Biology, Biological Circuits, DIYBio, Biomimetic Interfaces, Living Interfaces, Ethics of SynBio. We will evaluate submissions on fit, ability to stimulate discussion, and contribution to HCI. Our website includes examples of past work in this area to help inspire and inform position papers.
Papers should be maximum 4-pages and in the CHI Extended Abstracts format. Submission can be accessed through our website: https://biohci.media.mit.edu. At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for at least one day of the conference. We will host accepted papers on the workshop website for participants and others to review.
- Jack Forman, MIT Media Lab
- Pat Pataranutaporn, MIT Media Lab
- Phillip Gough, Design Lab, School of Architecture Design and Planning, The University of Sydney
- Raphael Kim, Delft University of Technology
- Fiona Bell, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder
- Netta Ofer, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder
- Jasmine Lu, University of Chicago
- Angela Vujic, MIT Media Lab
- Muqing Bai, Harvard University
- Pattie Maes, MIT Media Lab
- Hiroshi Ishii, MIT Media Lab
- Misha Sra, University of California, Santa Barbara