Seminar: Introduction to researching embodiment in digital environments – 14th March 2013

researchproject2aThe aim of this training day is to introduce participants to contemporary perspectives of ‘embodiment’, specifically in the context of interaction with digital technology, including mobile, tangible, sensor and simulation. The first half of the day will comprise a series of talks beginning with an overview of theoretical and conceptual perspectives of embodiment, followed by short talks foregrounding some key conceptual themes. These themes will form the basis of hands-on workshop sessions in the afternoon, where participants will have the opportunity to work in a more concrete way with the ideas and methods introduced during the morning.

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.


09.30-10.00          Registration

10.00 -10.15         Introduction to day (Sara Price)

10.15-10.30          Participant introduction

10.30-11.30          Introduction to theoretical and conceptual perspectives of multimodality and embodiment    (Carey Jewitt & Sara Price)

11.30-11.45          COFFEE

11.45 -13.00         Short Talks (10-15 mins outlining themes for the afternoon sessions):

  • ‘Enactment’ in tangible learning environments (Carey Jewitt)
  • Knowing the body in medical simulations (Caroline Pelletier)
  • Dramaturgical perspective (Anton Franks)
  • Virtual performance & virtual space (Andrew Burn)
  • Embodied Interaction in a Mobile World (Niall Winters)

13.00-13.45          LUNCH

13.45-14.35          Workshop Activity 1: The body in simulation (Caroline Pelletier/ Sara Price)

14.35-15.25          Workshop Activity 2: Performance: physical/ virtual drama (Anton Franks/ Andrew Burn)

15.25 – 15.40        TEA

15.40 – 16.30        Workshop Activity 3: Embodied interaction in digitally augmented spaces (Niall Winters/ Carey Jewitt)

16.30 –17.00        Plenary discussion

London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, WC1N 3QS.

Phd students – £20, all other participants – £40
To register for this seminar please visit our online registration site and for more information please contact Anna Waring.