Media Lab @ UIST2020


Tuesday — Friday
October 20, 2020 —
October 23, 2020

The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Sponsored by ACM special interest groups on computer-human interaction (SIGCHI) and computer graphics (SIGGRAPH), UIST brings together people from diverse areas including graphical and web user interfaces, tangible and ubiquitous computing, virtual and augmented reality, multimedia, new input and output devices, and CSCW. The intimate size and intensive program make UIST an ideal opportunity to exchange research results and ideas.

The following Media Lab community members will be participating and presenting their research at this virtual symposium, and you can read more about them below.

Technical Papers + Demos

"DefeXtiles: 3D Printing Quasi-Woven Textiles Via Under-Extrusion," co-authored by lead researcher Jack Forman of the Tangible Media group, won a Best Demo Honorable Mention Award.

"HERMITS: Dynamically Reconfiguring the Interactivity of Self-propelled TUIs with Mechanical Shell Add-ons," co-authored by Ken Nakagaki, João Wilbert, and Hiroshi Ishii of the Tangible Media group, alongside Joanne Leong of the Fluid Interfaces group and UROP Jordan L. Tappa.

"Sonoflex: Embroidered Speakers Without Permanent Magnets," co-authored by Cedric Honnet and Joseph Paradiso of the Responsive Environments group, alongside other contributors. 

Doctoral Symposium Paper

"Mechanical Shells: Physical Add-ons for Extending and Reconfiguring the Interactivity of Actuated TUIs," by Ken Nakagaki of the Tangible Media group.

Prof. Hiroshi Ishii Presents in UIST + CSCW Panel Talk

UIST + CSCW: A Celebration of Systems Research in Collaborative and Social Computing

This joint panel between UIST and CSCW brings together leading researchers at the intersection of the conferences—systems researchers in collaborative and social computing—to engage in a discussion and retrospective. Pairs of panelists will represent each decade since the founding of the conferences, sharing a brief retrospective that surveys the most influential papers of that decade, the zeitgeist of the problems that were popular that decade and why, and what each decade's work has to say to the decades that came before and after. The panel is intended as a space to celebrate advances in the field, and reflect on the burdens and opportunities that it faces ahead.

Sasha Costanza-Chock's Closing Keynote

Design Justice and User Interface Design

In this keynote talk, Dr. Costanza-Chock will explore the theory and practice of design justice, discuss how universalist design principles and practices erase certain groups of people — specifically, those who are intersectionally disadvantaged or multiply burdened under the matrix of domination (white supremacist heteropatriarchy, ableism, capitalism, and settler colonialism) — and invite us to consider how user interface design can contribute to building "a better world, a world where many worlds fit; linked worlds of collective liberation and ecological sustainability."

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Sasha Costanza-Chock
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