1-2.11.2017. Art, Mind & Experience - Symposium by the Science of Mind & Art Network

Art, Mind & Experience symposium will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on November 1-2.2017. This first international meeting of the SMA (Science of Mind and Art) network brings together some of the leading scholars from psychology and neuroscience to different disciplines of art.
  • 1-2.11.2017. Art, Mind & Experience - Symposium by the Science of Mind & Art Network
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  • Art, Mind & Experience symposium will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on November 1-2.2017. This first international meeting of the SMA (Science of Mind and Art) network brings together some of the leading scholars from psychology and neuroscience to different disciplines of art.
  • What Musiikin, taiteen ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitos
  • When Nov 01, 2017 to Nov 02, 2017 (Europe/Helsinki / UTC200)
  • Where Venue: University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Contact Name Contact persons: Suvi Saarikallio & Johanna Maksimainen
  • Contact Phone Contact persons' e-mail and phone: Suvi Saarikallio - suvi.saarikallio@jyu.fi / +358 50 536 1900; Johanna Maksimainen - johanna.maksimainen@ae.mpg.de / +358 50 536 1900
  • Attendees Keynote speakers: Raymond MacDonald, Eeva Anttila, Didier Grandjean, Anne Harris, Adrian David Cheok, Sara Heinämaa, Pamela Burnard
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Art, Mind & Experience - Symposium by the Science of Mind & Art Network

Art, Mind & Experience Symposium will be held at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on November 1-2.2017. This first international meeting of the SMA (Science of Mind and Art) network brings together some of the leading scholars from psychology and neuroscience to different disciplines of art.

Sign up for the symposium for free via this link.

Preliminary programme (TBD)

Wed. 1.11.

10:00 Opening speech for the symposium (Suvi Saarikallio & Johanna Maksimainen)

10:30 Keynote 1: Raymond McDonald

11:30 Presentation 1: Tiina Parviainen & Petri Toiviainen

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Keynote 2: Adrian David Cheok

14:00 Presentation 2: Pertti Saariluoma 

14:30 Presentation 3: Mariana Siljamäki & Arja Sääkslahti

15:00 Coffee

15:30 Keynote 3: Eeva Anttila

16:30 Speed poster presentations

17:30 Poster session

 

Thu. 2.11.

9:00 Keynote 4: Anne Harris 

10:00 Break

10:30 Keynote 5: Pamela Burnard

11:30 Presentation 4: Raine Pulkkinen & Kristof Fenyvesi

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Keynote 6: Sara Heinämaa

14:00 Group discussions

15:00 Coffee

15:30 General discussion

16:00 Keynote 7: Didier Grandjean

17:00 Closing words

Keynote speakers

Raymond MacDonald
Eeva Anttila
Didier Grandjean
Anne Harris
Adrian David Cheok
Sara Heinämaa
Pam Burnard

Call for Papers

Symposium papers are presented in a combined format of a poster + speed presentation (ca. 5 min).
Abstracts (max 200 words) are to be submitted in e-mail to smanetwork@jyu.fi by 15 September 22 September, 2017. Extended deadline!
Notification of acceptance will be provided by October 15.

More information about the keynote speakers

 

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Prof. Raymond MacDonald is the Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation in The School of Music at Edinburgh University. He has published over 70 papers and co-edited five texts Musical Identities (2002), Musical Communication (2005), Music Health and Wellbeing (2012), Musical Imaginations (2012) and The Handbook of Musical Identities (2017). His ongoing research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, psychology of music, music health and wellbeing, musical identities and music education. His work includes studying the processes and outcomes of music participation and music listening. After completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, investigating therapeutic applications of music, Raymond worked as Artistic Director for a music company, Sounds of Progress, specializing in working with people who have special needs. As a saxophonist and composer his work is informed by a view of improvisation as a social, collaborative and uniquely creative process that provides opportunities to develop new ways of working musically. Collaborating with musicians such as Evan Parker, David Byrne, Jim O’Rourke and Marilyn Crispell, he has released over 50 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide. He has produced music for film, television, theatre and art installations and is a founder member of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. He has a particular interest in cross disciplinary collaboration and has extensive experience of working with artists and filmmakers. 

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Prof. Eeva Anttila works as a professor in dance pedagogy at the University of
the Arts Helsinki, Finland. She completed her Doctor of Arts degree in
dance at the Theatre Academy, Finland in 2003. Her research interests
include dialogical and critical dance pedagogy, embodied learning, embodied knowledge and practice-based/artistic research methods. Anttila is actively involved in national and international dance and arts education organizations. She served as the Chair of Dance and the Child International (2009-2012), and has published several articles and book chapters nationally and internationally. Currently, Anttila is also the editor of the Nordic Journal of Dance: Practice, Education and Research, and co-editor of the International Journal of Education in the Arts.

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Didier Grandjean is associate professor at the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences and at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva. He achieved his thesis in 2005 under the direction of Klaus Scherer about the dynamic of appraisal processes using electroencephalographic methods. After a stay in Singapore as invited researcher, Didier Grandjean had a research position at the University of Geneva where he has been appointed as assistant professor in 2009. Since he has established the Neuroscience of Emotion and Affective Dynamics (NEAD) laboratory and has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles in international scientific journals in psychology and neuroscience about emotional processes related to emotional prosody perception and production, to music and emotion, appraisal processes, the emergence of feelings, olfaction and emotion, and emotional facial expression perception and production.
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Dr Anne Harris, PhD is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow studying creativity in education and workplace contexts. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at University of Nottingham (UK) and an Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Australia). She researches in the areas of creativity, culture, diversity, performance and digital ethnographies. She is a native New Yorker and has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist and journalist in the USA and Australia. She has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and 13 books on the arts, creativity, culture and diversity, and is the creator and series editor of the Palgrave book series Creativity, Education and the Arts.  She recently completed an Australian Research Council DECRA on the commodification of creativity.
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Prof. Adrian David Cheok (‪www.adriancheok.info‬‬‬) is the Director of Imagineering Institute, Iskandar, Malaysia, Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London. Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab. Previously Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design.National, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore, and Mitsubishi Electric, Japan. Research in mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers, pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Featured in worldwide broadcasts such as CNN, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, etc. Recipient of awards and prizes: A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year, Hitachi Fellowship, SCS Young Professional of the Year, Fellow in Education, World Technology Network, Microsoft Research Award in Gaming and Graphics, C4C Children Competition Prize, Integrated Art Competition Prize, Creativity in Action Award, First prize Mindtrek Award, First prize Milan International InventiON, Gold Award Creative Showcase ACE, Keio University Japan Gijyuju-sho award, SIP Distinguished Fellow Award, Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Honorary Expert of Telefonica and El Bulli, the number one restaurant in the world. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). NESTA Top 10 Technologies of 2015. Editor in Chief of the academic journals: ACM Computers in Entertainment, Transactions on Edutainment (Springer), and Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots. 1994, Bachelor's (First Class Hons) in Engin-eering, University of Adelaide; 1999, PhD  in engineering.

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Pam Burnard is Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This is her third career; the first was in the Creative Industries.  She is the founding convener of the biennial international conference, Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures and Creativities (www.BIBACC.org). She is an international authority on creativities research and has published widely with 20 books and over 100 articles on creative teaching and learning and the expanded conceptualization and plural expression of creativities across diverse learning contexts, including the workplace.