A Material Focus: Exploring Properties of Computational Composites

Anna K. A. Vallgårda, Tomas Sokoler

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In this paper we build on the notion of computational composites, which hold a material perspective on computational technology. We argue that a focus on the material aspects of the technology could be a fruitful approach to achieve new expressions and to gain a new view on the technology's role in design. We study two of the computer's material properties: computed causality and connectability and through developing two computational composites that utilize these properties we begin to explore their potential expressions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '09 : Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
Number of pages6
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-247-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2009 - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009
Conference number: 27


ConferenceConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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