18 April 2022
I’m not attending CHI in person this year. I had arguments with people about it in 2020 before CHI got canceled as the pandemic’s seriousness became more apparent, and I expect to get dragged a bit by the same people for being annoying or a “killjoy” or something all over again. One difference between then and now is that I’ve read more of Sara Ahmed’s work, so I’ve gained an appreciation for being called a “killjoy”. Another difference is that I’m happy to outline some of the things that I’m thinking about when I think about attending an event in person. So I’ll write them out here, and if it’s at all helpful to point to this, then please do.