📜 Publications 📝

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Peer Reviewed Papers

Jen Liu and Phoebe Sengers. 2021. “Legibility and the Legacy of Racialized Dispossession in Digital Agriculture.” CSCW ’21 Proceedings. Honorable Mention Award

Joselyn McDonald*, Siyan Zhao*, Jen Liu*, Michael Riviera. 2018. “MaxiFab: Applied Fabrication to Advance Menstrual Technologies”. DIS Works in Progress: Proceedings of the 2018 Designing for Interactive Systems Conference (DIS). Hong Kong, China. *contributed equally

Jen Liu, Daragh Byrne, Laura Devendorf. 2018.“Designing for Collaborative Survival: An Inquiry into Human-Fungi Relationships”. CHI ’18 Proceedings. Montreal, Canada. Best Paper Award

Jen Liu. “Field Computing: Wearable Devices for Citizen Science Applications”. TEI Works in Progress: Proceedings of the 2017 Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference, Yokohama, Japan.

Book Chapters

(Under review) Steve Jackson, Jen Liu, Ranjit Singh, Samir Passi. “Maintaining Data Infrastructures.” SAGE International Handbook on Data & Society.

Peer-Reviewed Workshop Proposals

Eleonora Mencarini, Christina Bremer, Chiara Leonardi, Jen Liu, Valentina Nisi, Nuno Jardim Nunes, Robert Soden. “HCI for Climate Change: Imagining Sustainable Futures.” In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference: CHI 23’

Esther Jang, Nicola Bidwell, Jen Liu, Phoebe Sengers, Naveen Bagalkot, Nervo Verdezoto, Melissa Densmore, Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Shaddi Hasan. 2022. “Situating Network Infrastructures with People, Practices, and Beyond: A Community Building Workshop.” In Proceedings of the 2022 CSCW Conference: CSCW 22’.

Jen Liu, Cindy Lin, Anne Pasek, Lace Padilla, Robert Soden, Daniela Rosner, and Steve Jackson. 2022. “Towards a Material Ethics of Computing: Addressing the Uneven Stakes of Digital Infrastructures.” In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference: CHI 22’

Szu-Yu (Cyn) Liu, Jen Liu, Kristin Dew, Patrycja Zdziarska, Maya Livio, and Shaowen Bardzell. 2019. “Exploring Noticing as Method in Design Research.” In Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems Conference: DIS ‘19.

Public Writing and other Published Materials

Forthcoming Jen Liu. 2023. Living with Intermittent Infrastructures. Hosted on Solar Protocol.

Jen Liu. 2022. How to get to the end of the world. interactions 29, 1 (January - February 2022), 39–43.

Jen Liu and Camille Baumann-Jaeger. “Dissenting Jabots”. Disobedient Electronics. Ed. Garnet Hertz. Vancouver. 2017.

Jen Liu. Butt Blinkers. Featured project in Make: Wearable Electronics. Sebastopol: Maker Media. 2014.

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