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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 11:00 - 11:30
SP Juipi Chien. What we gain from engaging with oddities and ambiguities: Neuro-evolutionary semiotic approach to lowly arousal emotions

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How can we engage with odd characters in the context of human emotional evolution? This presentation seeks to define a sense of "morality" that is suitable for choosy yet motivated spectators in our times. It also discusses how we can convince our community of the strengths of our own creative approaches. All in all, the speaker argues for the significance of assimilating and leaping in our attitude (rather than constraining or sacrificing our own interests) when we are in any viewing situation that demands our collaboration with oddities, ambiguities and monstrosities. To push for such a theorization, the speaker draws on characters such as Claire and Virgil portrayed in Tornatore's The Best Offer (2013) together with recent neuroimagining findings about our lowly arousal emotions .

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Juipi Chien

Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
Juipi has been updating Ferdinand de Saussure's bloody good ideas in the contexts of aesthetics, phenomenology and current neuroscience. She seeks to introduce vibrant and unconventional approaches into our study of details found in films and paintings.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki