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Research Seminar: Multimodal video analysis

Research Seminar: Multimodal video analysis

Aug Nishizaka will present his work on themes such as “Visual perception as embodied achievement”, “The embodied structure of the environment” and “Multiactivity in interaction”. In addition, it is possible for the participants to present their own data.

Tidspunkt

10.08.2015 kl. 09.00 - 16.00

Beskrivelse

DigHumLab (www.dighumlab.com) and VILA (Video Research Lab at Aalborg University), together with HCCI and InterDisc PhD programmes, welcome all interested parties to a three-day research seminar with Professor Aug Nishizaka. The main theme of the seminar is multimodal video analysis.

Aug Nishizaka will present his work on themes such as “Visual perception as embodied achievement”, “The embodied structure of the environment” and “Multiactivity in interaction”.

In addition, it is possible for the participants to present their own data during data sessions on day two and three (only a limited number of slots are available for sessions).

  • To sign up for the seminar, please send an email to Hanne Porsborg Clausen (hannepc@hum.aau.dk)
  • To sign up for a data session, please send an email to Jacob Davidsen (jackd@hum.aau.dk)

General information

The course is for PhD-students, post docs, senior researchers and master students (upon recommendation).
PhD-students will be given 1 ECTS credit for participation in the seminar; those with data get 1 extra ECTS.
Fee: DKK 500 for meals and drinks (unless one’s PhD programme covers for these; HCCI and InterDisc do).
Deadline for registration: 5. August.

Detailed program:

Time 10. August 11. August 12. August
9-12 (1) Introducing multimodal video analysis, Aug Nishizaka (3) The embodied structure of the environment, Aug Nishizaka (4) Multiactivity in interaction, Aug Nishizaka
12-13 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13-16 (2) Visual perception as an embodied achievement, Aug Nishizaka Data session Data session

 

(1)

We start by looking at a couple of very short fragments and discuss how sequences are organized in particular bodily configurations. We also discuss how participation in interaction is spatially and temporarily articulated in the course of interaction, examining participants' embodied orientations distributed appropriately to each current status of the ongoing activity.
Recommended Literature:

  • Goodwin, C. 2007. Participation, stance, and affect in the organization of activities. Discourse and Society, 18(1), pp. 53-73.

(2)

Drawing on some video data, we discuss the possibility of grounding the anti-cognitivist conception of visual perception on data analysis. We explore how participants achieve the ascription of seeing to each other in the actual course of interaction.
Recommended Literature:

  • Nishizaka, A. 2000. Seeing what one sees: Perception, emotion and activity. Mind, Culture and Activity 7: 105-123.

(3)

Starting by C. Goodwin's notion of "environmentally coupled gestures" (or "symbiotic gestures"), we discuss how the material environment is restructured in particular bodily configurations. We also discuss how each other's body, and the entire bodily configuration as well, are restructured in the actual course of interaction. Further, how the ascription of imagination is interactionally achieved may be explored.
Recommended Literature:

  • Goodwin, C. 2003. The body in action. In J. Coupland & R. Gwyn (Eds.) Discourse, the body and identity (pp. 19-42). New York: Palgrave/Macmillan
  • Nishizaka, A. 2003, Imagination in action. Theory & Psychology 13: 177-207.
  • Nishizaka, A. 2006. What to learn: The embodied structure of the environment. Research on Language and Social Interaction 39 (2): 119-154.

(4)

A "multiactivity" setting here roughly means a situation where the same individuals perform more than one activity in parallel. Although the in-parallel performance of multiple activities is enabled by the use of different interactional resources for different activities, frequently various types of adjustments between multiple activities are in order in the actual course of interaction. We discuss how participants accomplish these adjustments interactionally.
Recommended Literature:

  • Nishizaka, A. 2014. Sustained orientation to one activity in multiactivity during prenatal ultrasoud examinations. In Pentti Haddington, Tiina Keisanen, Lorenza Mondada and Maurice Nevile (eds.), Multiactivity in Social Interaction: Beyond Multitasking. Amsterdam: Jon Benjamins.
  • Nishizaka, A. & Sunaga, M. 2015. Conversing while massaging: Multidimensional asymmetries of multiple activities in interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(2): 200-229.

 

Arrangør

DigHumLab (www.dighumlab.com) and VILA (Video Research Lab at Aalborg University), together with HCCI and InterDisc PhD

Adresse

Aalborg University, Nyhavnsgade 14, 9000 Aalborg, room 2.16