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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 • 13:00 - 14:00
LP Douglas MacArthur, Javid Sadr and Aaron Taylor. Accounting for Acting: Generating and Recognizing “Reality Effects” in Film Performance

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Screen acting is a form of embodied and situated activity. Our research project aims to provide an account of how actors’ believe their mind and body to be creatively coordinated during a performance in the interest of achieving verisimilar effects, and how this capacity is developed through performance training. Because performances are always directed towards an audience, we also examine the apprehension of actors’ labour. Our reception study seeks to identify subjects’ criteria for making evaluative claims about a performance’s reality effects – i.e., the degree of plausibility with which an actor instantiates a character.

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Aaron Taylor

University of Lethbridge
Aaron Taylor is Associate Professor in the Department of New Media at the University of Lethbridge. His work largely revolves around film performance and spectator emotion. He is the editor of THEORIZING FILM ACTING (2012), and is currently co-editing (with Johannes Riis) a volume... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 13:00 - 14:00 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki