An introduction to researching embodiment in digital learning environments

Aim and focus

This seminar will examine how embodiment is understood and researched within digital technologies (e.g. tangible, sensor, mobile) with a focus on three themes:

1) physical manipulation through tangible technologies;

2) context-based interaction through mobile devices; and

3) whole-body physical action through sensor-based technologies.

The seminar will use a mix of presentation, data examples, discussion, and structured exercises to explore concepts and methodological approaches to embodiment in these different contexts of interaction.

It is designed to ensure time is available for participant discussion to explore their own ideas, research and to create opportunities for extending these themes.

Who is this seminar for?

Early Career Researchers; postgraduate researchers (PhD and Masters students) and those interested in research around embodiment and digital technologies. No prior knowledge needed.

Date, time, venue and fee

14th March 2012, 11:00-15:30 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Fee: £20

To register for this seminar please visit our online registration site and for more information please contact Anna Waring.

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