Digital possessions in the museum of broken relationships

Daniel Herron, Wendy Moncur, Marija Curić, Dražen Grubišić, Olinka Vištica, Elise van den Hoven

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Abstract

This paper describes an interactive demo of our collaborative research activity with the Museum of Broken Relationships, one of Lonely Planet's 'Fifty Museums to Blow Your Mind'. In collaboration with the Museum, we are currently collecting data worldwide and cross-culturally on the digital possessions individuals associate with their romantic break up, combined with the stories behind those possessions.

Taking a methodologically innovative approach, we adapt the Museum's existing practices to conduct research (triangulating existing small-scale interview data) whilst simultaneously generating a new collection for the Museum. In doing so, we foreground contemporary HCI questions of ownership, curation, and presentation of self after a romantic breakup to the public. The demo will exhibit the digital possessions and associated stories that we collect, whilst also giving the CHI community the opportunity to contribute to the collection in real-time at the conference, by sharing digital possessions and stories of their own romantic breakups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '18
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Event2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/04/1826/04/18

Keywords

  • museum collaboration
  • relationships
  • digital possessions
  • curation
  • Sensitive research, practice, and design in HCI

    Chancellor, S., Andalibi, N., Blackwell, L., Nemer, D. & Moncur, W., 2 May 2019, CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, p. 1-8 8 p. W33

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  • Digital decoupling and disentangling: towards design for romantic break up

    Herron, D., Moncur, W. & Hoven, E. V. D., 10 Jun 2017, DIS '17: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. p. 1175-1185 11 p.

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  • The role of digital technologies during relationship breakdowns

    Moncur, W., Gibson, L. & Herron, D., 27 Feb 2016, Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2016. New York, NY., p. 371-382 12 p. (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW; vol. 27).

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