Wednesday, April 27, 2016

HCI & Conflict SIG at CHI 2016

If you are coming to CHI 2016, we invite you to join us for the HCI & Conflict SIG, on May 12, at 11:30am, room 112. We will discuss the role interactive technologies can play to prevent, deescalate, and recover from armed conflict, while focusing on developing ideas for specific projects. To get these ideas going, you may want to check this blog post on violent groups, social psychology, and computing.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Papers and articles on HCI for Peace

Hourcade, J.P. and Nathan, L. (2013). Human Computation and Conflict. In Michelucci (Ed.) Handbook of Human Computation (pp. 993-1009). New York: Springer.

Hourcade, J.P., Bullock-Rest, N.E., Jayatilaka, L. and Nathan, L. (2012). HCI for Peace: Beyond Tie Dye. interactions, 19(5), 40-47.

Hourcade, J.P. and Bullock-Rest, N.E. (2011). HCI for Peace: A Call for Constructive Action. Proceedings of CHI 2011. ACM Press: pp. 443-452. 

You can contact Juan Pablo Hourcade at 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

HCI for Peace at the Build Peace: Peace Through Technology conference

The MIT Media Lab is hosting a conference titled Build Peace: Peace Through Technology. This is an exciting development that we hope will enable human-computer interaction researchers to connect with peace practitioners, activists, and researchers from other fields. Batya Friedman and Juan Pablo Hourcade are presenting ignite talks at the conference.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Human computation and conflict

Juan Pablo Hourcade and Lisa Nathan wrote a chapter for the Handbook of Human Computation titled Human computation and conflict. It provides an overview of ways in which human computation may be used to promote peace, but also how it could be counter-productive. There is a draft version of the chapter available online.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Read about the HCI for Peace Ideathon's outcomes

The outcomes of the HCI for Peace Ideathon are now posted in an interactions magazine blog post by Juan Pablo Hourcade.

Monday, April 22, 2013

HCI for Peace Ideathon at CHI 2013

HCI for Peace is hosting a SIG meeting at CHI 2013 in Paris. This SIG will be the first opportunity for CHI attendees to meet during the main part of the conference, share their ideas, and provide concrete ways to move forward with this line of research. We are calling it an "Ideathon" because we want to get lots of ideas on the role HCI researchers can play in preventing, de-escalating, and recovering from armed conflict.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1st, and 9am in room 362/363.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Other organizations working on interactive technologies for peace

Looking for other perspectives on technologies for peace? Two successful organizations include the Peace Innovation Team at Stanford University, and the ICT for peace foundation.