- Fri, Apr 28, 2017 01:30 PM
Latitude: 47.0794, Longitude: 15.447
GAPS is about the arts and the people who create and appreciate them, from a scientific psychological perspective. “The arts” include auditory arts (music, sound design), visual arts (painting, architecture), literature, drama, film, opera, and the digital arts. This particular event will focus on music. To our knowledge, GAPS will be the world’s first semi-virtual academic conference. GAPS will strike a new balance between face-to-face and virtual communication, and between activities on different continents, to create a truly global conference. Every talk will be both live and virtual - presented to a live local audience and viewed elsewhere, either in real time or with a time delay. Live and virtual presentations will run in parallel at every hub. In July 2018, the new format will be scaled up for the international music psychology conference ICMPC15/ESCOM10. The inaugural GAPS event will present current research by graduate students and postgraduates at five hubs on four continents: Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. The Centre for Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz will act as the European hub and central organizer of the seminar. The program at each hub will be divided into two half-days (morning and afternoon in Graz), during which participants will communicate in real time with 1-2 other hubs, depending on time differences. Various communication technologies will be used. All talks will be live-streamed and recorded on YouTube. Both live streams and videos will be unlisted: they will be available to registered participants only, in a password-protected teaching platform (Moodle). All discussions will be documented as comment feeds. During global discussions, session chairs will select questions from the real-time comment feed and pose them to presenters. Remote questioners will witness the question and answer on the live stream. Two types of tickets are available: 1) Physical Attendance, for those would like to attend the event in person. Physical attendees must register by Friday, April 14th to ensure adequate food preparations. 2) Online-only Audience, for those who would like to remotely view the conference proceedings. You will be sent a secure link to access the stream. Registration Procedure: 1) Create an account with Eventbrite. 2) Register for this event as either a physical attendee (Deadline April 14th) or an online-only audience member. 3) Visit the corresponding Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1398592340193325/) to follow event updates and other promotions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the registration deadline has passed, all registered attendees will receive an email from the University of Graz to confirm a Moodle account. THIS MOODLE ACCOUNT IS NECESSARY FOR ACCESS TO CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, LINKS, DICUSSIONS AND COMMUNICATION AMONGST PARTICIPANTS. Graz Keynote Speaker: Mind the Body: Musical Sense-Making and the Power of Action Recent work in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy of mind, has showed that our body is involved in activities that we previously assumed were done mainly by the brain. In speech research, for example, it has been demonstrated that gesticulating while speaking reduces ongoing cognitive load in the brain. This talk will discuss original empirical findings that apply similar principles to the musical domain, contributing a new perspective to our understanding of learning and performing music. In particular, the role of body and pre-reflective experience will be explored in the early recognition of audiovisual synchronicity, in learning tonally ambiguous melodies, and in joint music-making. Finally, predictions for future research and theory will be offered. Dr Andrea Schiavio is Senior Scientist at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) where he teaches "Embodied music cognition" and "Psychology of music education". He is also Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield (UK), where he obtained his PhD in 2014. Between 2015 and 2017 he was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Lab of the Ohio State University (USA) and at the Department of Psychology of Bogazici University Istanbul (Turkey). His work has been published in Music Perception, PLoS ONE, Frontiers in Neurology, Musicae Scientiae, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Science, Psychology of Music, and Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, among others. Frequently Asked Questions: Can I attend both half-days of the seminar? Each half-day (morning and evening) will have unique speakers covering a range of topics, and will have refreshments provided for physical attendees. You are encouraged to attend both days, however please note that this will require a separate registration ticket for each half-day. Who will be presenting? A number of top young researchers in music psychology and related fields have been selected to present, including both graduate students and postgraduates. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please feel free to contact Maximilian Burkard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Juli Ebner (email@example.com) with any questions.