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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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Poster & Demo session [clear filter]
Monday, June 12
 

16:30

PD Mamdooh Afdile. Movie characters and their hidden potential in understanding social perception
Limited Capacity seats available

Movies can simulate the lives of various people from all over the world. But can we use this simulating ability to understand how we perceive others? In this presentation I will discuss the potential of combining social narratives depicted in movies with neuro-imaging methodology to better understand complex social perception.



Speakers
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Mamdooh Afdile

Aalto university
Filmmaker and Doctoral candidate in media and neuroscience at Aalto university. Interested in the use of movies as a naturalistic stimuli to investigate neural mechanisms in the brain.


Monday June 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

16:30

PP/DP Elisabeth Morney, Sarah Sumners and Aubra Shepard. Beyond the craft: Exploring elements of the creative process in the development of new television concepts
Limited Capacity seats available

This paper explores the elements of the creative process with regards to new television formats from a professional perspective. A case-study, of the lifestyle program Strömsö, identified 14 elements of the creative process that elevated the program beyond the craft of storytelling for television. The case study lies at the intersection of media and creativity. Through the lens of creativity theories the inherent creative process is explored. The aim is to find a model helpful for television producers, developers and professionals involved in creating new content, not only when creating new television formats, but also creating content for new media.


Speakers
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Elisabeth Morney

Doctoral student, Aalto University
Interdisciplinary studies within Creativity, Innovation and Television discourses. As a doctoral student at Aalto Arts, in Helsinki, Elisabeth Morney's practice based studies focuses on the creative process when creating television formats. She is also producing content for Film... Read More →
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Aubra Shepard

PhD Student, University of Georgia
Aubra Shepard is a PhD student in Gifted and Creative Education at the University of Georgia. She holds MA degrees in Positive Organizational Psychology, from Claremont Graduate University, and Forensic Psychology, from the University of Denver. She is a licensed mental health counselor... Read More →
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Sarah Sumners

Interim Director/ Associate Research Scientist, University of Georgia Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development
Sarah E. Sumners is an associate research scientist and interim director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia. She has led creativity trainings both nationally and internationally, co-authored several book chapters and entries on... Read More →


Monday June 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

16:30

PP/DP Szilvia Ruszev. Vizualizing Editing
Limited Capacity seats available

This work deconstructs and formalizes the rhythmical structure of a 3-minute sequence from the film “Wagah”. The series of four studies accentuates different audiovisual elements which are part of a complex rhythmical composition. These are four stages of abstraction with the goal of triggering a sensual and cognitive process on how rhythm is built and perceived. The four versions show the backward process I went through.


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Szilvia Ruszev

University of Southern California
Szilvia Ruszev is film editor, visual artist and scholar, currently PhD student at the Media Arts+Practice program at the University in Southern California. Her professional work represents a comprehensive approach to independent filmmaking, with more than 30 films in many different... Read More →


Monday June 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:00
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

17:00

PP/DP Eija Niskanen. Camera angle and movement in animation
Limited Capacity seats available

When analysing the language and impact of cinematic image, we use concept like camera angle and camera movement. These are also frequently used when discussing animation. We can separate from animation shots which are in 'close-up', long shot, point-of-view shots, reverse angles. Similarly we talk about track-ins and other camera movements within an animated scene. These, however are not realised via camera positions and movements, but by different drawings, which show the scene from different angles. The relationship of the camera to the cel drawings is different than the relationship of the camera to the scene acted or recorded in front of it. How the, do we cognitively relate to the (non)-movement and drawn 'camera angles' of animation? Is the viewer's relation and understanding of the spatial relations comparable to live action films?


Speakers
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Eija Niskanen

PhD candidate, University of Helsinki
MA from UCLA, adjunct lecturer at University of Helsinki. Programming director for Helsinki Cine Aasia film festival and coordinator for Finland Film Festival in Japan. I also do industrial research on co-production for Finnanimation. My PhD project is about Moomin brand in Jap... Read More →


Monday June 12, 2017 17:00 - 17:30
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

17:00

PP/DP Johanna Arens, Mehul Bhatt, Hubert Kloskowski, Vasiliki Kondyli, Sk Nahiduzzaman, Omar Moussa, Jakob Suchan, R ocio Varela, Abdur Rahman, Md Mamunuzzaman and Daniele Tatasciore. Embodied Cognitive Experiences: Experiments in Visuo-Auditory Perceptio
Limited Capacity seats available

Our research project on ``Embodied Cognitive Experiences'' aims to systematically study the immersive VR medium from a visual perception viewpoint. Its main goal is to: "conduct evidence-based research in visuo-auditory and visuo-locomotive perception (involving multi-modal physiological data) aimed at studying the (embodied) reception and interpretation of dynamic visuospatial imagery and sensorimotor interactions in humans, and their implications in designing cognitive assistive technologies concerned with the synthesis of user experience in everyday, professional, and creative performance."

The demonstration will: (1). present a range of immersive and / or VR (narrative) media specifically developed as a test-bed for experiments in visual perception research; (2). illustrate select experiments focussing on: (2a). change blindness, and continuity in immersive VR; (2b). immersive sound based localisation of events \& objects; (2c). experiments designed to test the impact of visual cues on people's attention; and (3). present preliminary results as part of a large-scale experiment

The demonstration will illustrate the general applicability of methods developed for future evidence-based (immersive) experience design projects; a particular emphasis will be on the open-source accessibility and potential use of the developed experimental material.



Speakers
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Johanna Arens

HCC Lab, University of Bremen
Johanna Arens is a digital media student and media designer with interest in the digital narrative form. She is currently involved in the design and implementation of experiments designed to study effects of staging and cinematography techniques.
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Omar Moussa

HCC Lab, University of Bremen
Omar Moussa is a student of computer science and digital media with core expertise in programming and visual computing. His current focus is on designing visual perception studies and multi-modal analysis of human behaviour data.


Monday June 12, 2017 17:00 - 17:30
A-305 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

17:00

PP/DP Marie-Laure Cazin. Cinema and neuroscience, the case of emotive cinema
Limited Capacity seats available

Cinema and neuroscience, case study of Emotive Cinema, France, launched in 2014. 
Emotive Cinema is an art-science project of interactive film, in which the audiences brain waves are caught by EEG headphone sensors, which give the machine an interpretation of their emotions and interact in real time with the editing of the film. 
Starting with presenting this new form of cinema experience, it will be contextualised by neuroscience research, describing the neuronal process of emotions and trying to think further the analogy between cinema and thinking process.


Speakers
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Marie-Laure Cazin

filmmaker, lecturer in video and digital art, High School of Fine Arts ESBA-TALM
I am a filmmaker and digital art artist, working on art-science projects. I am particularly interested in the links between cinema and mind. I have realized an interactive film prototype for theater display, Emotive Cinema, in which the emotions of spectators are changing the narrative... Read More →



Monday June 12, 2017 17:00 - 17:30
A-301 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki