Design for Collaborative Survival: An Inquiry into Human-Fungi Relationships

@article{Liu2018DesignFC,
  title={Design for Collaborative Survival: An Inquiry into Human-Fungi Relationships},
  author={Jen Liu and Daragh Byrne and Laura Devendorf},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2018}
}
In response to recent calls for HCI to address ongoing environmental crises and existential threats, this paper introduces the concept of collaborative survival and examines how it shapes the design of interactive artifacts. Collaborative survival describes how our (human) ability to persist as a species is deeply entangled with and dependent upon the health of a multitude of other species. We explore collaborative survival within the context of designing tools for mushroom foraging and reflect… 

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