Between Berlin and Manhattan: On multimodality
|:: Projekt U023 (Szczegóły)|
|Czas trwania projektu: 1 godz. (45 min.)|
Edycja zakończonaWtorek 2021-09-21 12:00 - 13:00
Wolne miejsca: 20
Miejsce realizacji: Wydział Filozofii i Socjologii (201)
Adres: Lublin, Plac Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej 4
Our experience of the world is a result of combination of senses: we see, we hear, we taste, we sniff... We are multimodal subjects.
On the other hand, we make use of various resources (e.g. voice, gesture, depiction) to communicate: we talk, we point, we gesture, we draw... It is also a dimension of multimodality.
In this sense, our everyday engagements: small talk, learning activities, movie watching, web browsing, texting can be characterized as multimodal activities.
The phenomenon of multimodality raises a number of questions:
- how are various senses related?
- how is the world experienced by impoverished (deaf, blind) people?
- is it possible for one sense to replace another ("seeing ears", "hearing eyes" phenomena)?
- what is the relationship between sensory activities and the ways in which we communicate?
- how to combine various resources to make our communication most effective?
Such questions are asked by psychologists, neurobiologists, linguists, Artificial Intelligence researchers and – above all – cognitive scientists. To address the above questions, we will look at the city of Berlin from angels' point of view (Wim Wenders, "Wings of Desire") and the streets of New York from the point of view of a writer (Woody Allen, "Manhattan"). Finally, to answer the question: how to study multimodality empirically, we will look at the eye-tracking measurements.