I’m going to Vienna this Thursday for CHI 2004. I’ll be presenting a poster for Apeer, a social visualization for brief, topical discussions. It was inspired by instant messaging, group blogs, FilePile, and much time spent talking with teens.
If you’re going and want to meet up, drop me an email and we’ll make plans. I’ll be staying at Wombat’s with the other poor grad students.
If you’re hiring, I’ll be interviewing for jobs while I’m there. Be in touch if you want to see my design-fu in 3D.
Regardless of whether you’re going, if you’ve been to Vienna, give me some recommendations. This will be my first time there.
Only slightly related: if you’re interested in trying out Apeer, email me. Unfortunately it only runs on PCs right now (sucks, I know – I’m a Mac user too). I’m not sure if it’s worth trying to locate and sweet-talk some coder types to make it more robust and cross-platform, or leave as a prototype. Your feedback as a user would be helpful.