Sometimes, ranting at a rant can get you in trouble. I was surprised and saddened about the public argument that occurred between industry sponsors and academic researchers at CHI 2005 (Rant, May-June 2005 <interactions>). One of the reasons I enjoy working with SIGCHI is that the membership varies wildly in discipline, focus, gender, and age. This is a paradoxical timewhile disciplines and subdisciplines undergo increased specialization, organizations are increasingly tasked to build interdisciplinary, global relationships. Our organization is already a step ahead with a diverse membershiptaking better advantage of our differences would foster a lot more creativity and innovation…
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