The TAGteam consists of talented individuals with backgrounds in computer science, engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors, graphic and interface design, psychology and sociology.
Folk Politics and Third-Wave HCI
Recently there have been concerns that political HCI’s methods or the way that these methods were used have been overall insufficient for dealing with challenges that have arisen as a result of changing social, economic, and political conditions. These have been accompanied by concerns that HCI is insufficiently political in some sense. We are sympathetic to these concerns, and work to further clarify current notions of political HCI, which allows us to substantiate these critiques through elucidating the theoretical and methodological commitments of third-wave HCI. Through this analysis we characterize problems which we see as due to an implicit folk politics. We argue for a reevaluation of theory and methods in order to meet the challenges of our time. This means emphasizing structural critiques, the ability for projects to scale up politically, and an update of the methods of political HCI to overcome tendencies towards spatial, temporal, and conceptual immediacy.
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