Computerization has moved from providing a counterpoint to life, with the potential to highlight and shade experience, to constituting a constant force, defining life as experienced. The co-evolution of computing and society means that even the central tenets of HCI are subject to questioning and refinement. Gilbert Cockton put the consequence for research more emphatically than I would in a recent Interactions opinion piece: "HCI must move out from its human science comfort zones to embrace all ways of understanding humanity such as via the arts, humanities, theologies, and ideologies. There is not enough scientifically legitimated knowledge for the…
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