2017 ERC CREATIV Workshop 2

The second annual ERC CREATIV workshop was held on May 31 - June 1, 2017 at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris. The goal is to deepen our understanding of the basic principles of co-adaptive systems, instrumental interaction and substrates, and brainstorm how we can extend them in new directions, taking advantage of the particpants' existing research with creative professionals.


From: 2017-05-31
To: 2017-06-01

Our long-term, admittedly ambitious, goal is to create a unified theory of interaction grounded in how people interact with the world. Our principles of co-adaptive systems, instrumental interaction and substrates offer a generative design approach for supporting creative activities, from early exploration to implementation.

This is a hands-on workshop, not a mini-conference, so you do not need to prepare a talk. However, we do want to hear about your work, which we will use as the foundation for our discussions. We have planned evening events, including a cocktail at Michel and Wendy's apartment on Tuesday evening, a dinner cruise on the Seine on Wednesday evening, and a visit to the Musée d'Orsay followed by dinner on Thursday evening. The workshop will be held at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris (maps to follow).


From: 2017-05-31
To: 2017-06-01

Tuesday evening
Cocktail party
18:00 - 22:00
Wendy & Michel's
1 rue Ernest Cresson, code 611
RER/métro: Denfert Rochereau

Wednesday am
Plenary session
Maison de la Mutualité
Metro: Mutualité Maubert
Overview by Wendy & Michel, with illustrated short demonstrations by Ph.D. students.
Introductions by participants, with an optional three-minute (max) video or demo.
Discussion of proposed activities and the goals of the workshop, with lunch discussion topics.

Wednesday lunch
Maison de la Mutualité
Metro: Mutualité Maubert

Wednesday pm
Small groups
Maison de la Mutualité
Metro: Mutualité Maubert
Warm up: Redefine selected interaction techniques/systems in terms of these principles.
Main exercise: Select examples from participants, reframe and then extend with the principles.
Final presentation: Describe and discuss the new technique/system.

Wednesday evening
Dinner cruise
Captitaine Fracasse
L'Ile aux Cygnes, 75015
Métro: Bir Hakeim
Boarding at 20:15, leave at 20:45

Thursday am
*Small groups*
Maison de la Mutualité
Video prototyping: the new technique/system.
Final presentation:* Present each group's video prototype.

Thursday lunch
Local restaurants
11 rue Monge
7 rue des Ecoles

Thursday pm
Plenary session
Discussion of what we learned, remaining challenges and where we go from here.

Thursday evening
Visit + dinner Musée d'Orsay
1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur
Visit from 18:30; dinner at 20:30

Places & directions

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Maison de la Mutualité, Paris, France