EPIC2015 will cross the equator to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and our theme Building Bridges reflects this crossing and the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the heart of ethnographic praxis. São Paulo is a setting that invites us to examine the ways in which ethnography and design have affected and been affected by complicated dynamics of social, economic, political, and cultural flux. It highlights the needs and opportunities to build bridges—north-south, east-west, poor-rich, developed-developing, large-small, fast-slow, traditional-transcendent, all together.
The EPIC 2015 program committee welcomes submissions of Paper Abstracts, Pecha-Kucha Abstracts, and Tutorial Proposals in English or Portuguese that present and discuss original work and/or research experiences in the areas of ethnography and design in industry that evoke bridge building in various forms. Submissions may focus on methodological, theoretical, and business challenges, and opportunities offered in empirical studies; for example:
Please note: you may submit only one paper or Pecha Kucha of which you are the first author. Please do not submit a paper and PK or submit more than one paper.
Papers should report original research, reflect on theoretical concerns, present methodological advances, or offer other insights that contribute to and broaden our understanding of ethnographic praxis. Papers should present new perspectives, developments, and work within our practice while demonstrating the links between these new perspectives and existing literatures and debates. We encourage perspectives from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, such as, anthropology, informatics, design, and business.
This year, the length of final papers may be 2500–6000 words (including notes and references, due September 15). We place a strong emphasis on presentation of the papers at the conference: the key ideas in the papers should be communicated in the most compelling and effective ways possible. Photographs and illustrations are welcome (authors are responsible for clearing permissions).
Key Deadlines for Paper Submission
Guidelines for Paper Abstract Submissions
By March 23th, you should submit an extended-abstract (not the final paper) for review:
Full style and formatting guidelines will be provided to authors of accepted papers. Full length papers will be reviewed by a Curator and published in the EPIC Proceedings.
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Pecha Kucha (pronounced: “peh-cha-ku-cha”) presentations are a rapid-fire, engaging performance of 20 image-rich slides. Each slide shows for exactly 20 seconds before automatically moving to the next. Total presentation time is a speedy 6 minutes, 40 seconds. They are poetry delivered with a punch.
When reviewing your abstracts, we look for the visual and verbal promise to surprise, provoke, evoke or simply take a stand. All submissions are blind-reviewed for originality, passion, point of view and relevance to the 2015 conference theme: building bridges.
Guidelines for Submission
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EPIC2015 is pleased to invite you to submit proposals for tutorials, which will occur within our main conference program. Tutorials allow EPIC attendees to expand their knowledge, skills and techniques beyond their current area(s) of expertise, and can be designed for novices, general interest audiences and/or experts. They will occupy either one or two 90-minute sessions; may embody a variety of formats ranging from panel discussions to group projects; and should reflect specific expertise rather than general debates and issues. Ideally, tutorials are taught by two or more instructors.
Instructors will have the opportunity to publish a paper about the tutorial in the conference proceedings (750 words). Video recordings of tutorials will be available on epicpeople.org after the conference.
EPIC02015 tutorials can cover topics such as:
Checklist for Tutorial Proposal Submissions
All materials must be included in one PDF or Word document.
Submit proposals & questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org