CfP SI Interacting with Computers

I ran into this call (via Danah Boyd) for papers for a special issue of Interacting with Computers about Feminism and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) that didn’t pop up in my mailing lists so I thought I would post it here.

From the CfP:

[…] The “Feminism and HCI: New Perspectives” Special Issue seeks to provide a forum for scholarly contributions and applications of feminism to the discipline of HCI. Though the topic of feminism has many inputs and applications, we confine our focus to the interaction design implications of this problem space. Specifically, we are concerned with the design and evaluation of interactive systems that are imbued with sensitivity to the central commitments of feminism—agency, fulfillment, identity and the self, equity, empowerment, diversity, and social justice. We also seek to improve our understanding of how gender identities and relations shape both the use of interactive technologies and their design. Additionally, feminist HCI entails critical perspectives that could help reveal unspoken values within HCI’s dominant research and design paradigms, and underpin the development of new approaches, methods and design variations.

  • Abstract submission (300-500 words) deadline: February 28, 2010
  • Full paper submission deadline: June 1, 2010
  • First-round reviews to authors: late August/early September, 2010
  • Revised papers due for final review and comments to authors: November 2010
  • Final papers due: Dec 15, 2010
  • Special issue publication: March, 2011

You can read the full text here.
And to get into the spirit, I will add this Geek and Poke cartoon here: