Human Computer Confluence - Towards a Flourishing Symbiosis of Society and ICT
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Summer School on Human Computer Confluence
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HCI research over three decades has shaped a wide spanning research area at the boundaries of computer science and behavioral science, with an impressive outreach to how humankind is experiencing information and communication technologies in literally every breath of an individuals life. The explosive growth of networks and communications, and at the same time radical miniaturization of ICT electronics have reversed the principles of human computer interaction. Up until now considered as the interaction concerns when humans approach ICT systems, more recent observations see systems approaching humans at the same time. Humans and ICT Systems apparently approach each other confluently.
In this presentation I first look back into the history of human oriented ICT systems, like Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 20 years after M. Weiser's Scientific American article "The Computer for the 21st Century" (1991), the vision impacting the evolution of Pervasive / Ubiquitous Computing is still the intuitive, unobtrusive and distraction free interaction with omnipresent, technology-rich environments. The metaphor of profound technologies weaving "themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it" has indeed challenged the evolution of the research field, fertilized by two diametrically opposed technology trends: (i) the miniaturization of information and communication electronics, and (ii) the exponential growth of global communication networks. [...]