CRIT Ph.D. student Tyler Pace participated on doctoral consortia at both CSCW and CHI this year. The title of the CHI doctoral consortium contribution was “Creative self-expression in socio-technical systems.” The abstract follows:

Massive networked communities, from Wikipedia contributors to amateur multimedia producers, have demonstrated enormous creativity and productivity in recent years. The dissertation research I discuss in this paper theorizes the creative products of these communities as acts of self-expression that exist within unique socio-technical contexts. Further, my work motivates the study of these creative acts as a new avenue for designing creativity support tools in HCI.

Both can be downloaded from the extended abstracts of their respective conferences (CSCW’12 and CHI’12) in the ACM Digital Library.