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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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Monday, June 12 • 11:30 - 12:00
SP Brendan Rooney, Katalin Balint, Colin Burke, Sharon Chi Tak Lee, Caroline Mantei and Tess O'Leary: The effect of engagement-mode and character eye-gaze on viewers of a virtual reality film.

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In this study we manipulated the way in which viewers engaged with an interactive virtual reality, Coffee without Words. Participants sit over coffee in a virtual café, opposite the protagonist and wait for their bus to be repaired. Participants are instructed to engage with the experience as though it was real or as an artefact (to appraise its design). We also manipulated eye-gaze behaviour where half of the participants experience interactive and natural eye-contact with the character, while the other half experience no eye contact. We explore effects of manipulation on perceived realism, time-duration, presence, and Theory of Mind.

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Katalin Bálint

Assistant Professor, Tilburg University
Katalin Bálint is an assistant professor at Tilburg University (NL) in New Media Design. She was a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University (NL) and after that at University of Augsburg (DE). Her research expertise lies in the domains of psychology, film studies and communication... Read More →
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Brendan Rooney

University College Dublin
Brendan Rooney BA Psych (Hons), MLitt, PhD is an assistant professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is currently chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Special Interest Group for Media, Art and Cyberpsychology. Rooney’s research interests include the interaction... Read More →

Monday June 12, 2017 11:30 - 12:00 EEST
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki