Off the Lip  2018
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building

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The worldwide emergence of increasingly complex challenges requires creative solutions that draw on multiple disciplines. This includes interactions with technology, the perceptually accessible world, and collective versus individual knowledge and processes. 

The Off The Lip 2018 event will draw on experiences and outcomes from multiple disciplinary initiatives, to explore the value and impact of innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations. This event, comprising a symposium embedded in the Cognition Institute Conference at the University of Plymouth and a subsequent two-day workshop, will promote the growth and development of individual projects, innovative collaborations, and the wider interdisciplinary community.

Keynotes are given by Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth), Sophia Lycouris (University of Edinburgh) and Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (University of Warsaw). Researchers from across the country have been accepted to present their results and performances at this interdisciplinary events. This fourth instance of an annual event is organised by CogNovo* research fellows. 


9:00-9:30 Coffee and pastries

9:30-10:20 Keynote: Angelo Cangelosi (University of Plymouth) - Developmental Robotics for Language Learning, Trust and Theory of Mind: An Interdisciplinary Journey

10:20 Emmanuel Senft (University of Plymouth) - Safely Teaching Robots to Interact with Vulnerable Populations

10:40 Ilaria Torre (Trinity College Dublin) - Playing with Trust

11:00-11:15 Refreshments

11:15 Thomas Colin (CogNovo, University of Plymouth) - Intention and Insight

11:35 Frank Loesche (CogNovo, University of Plymouth) - Eureka as a Model for 2,000 Years of Interdisciplinary Research

11:55 Tara Zaksaite (CogNovo, University of Plymouth) - Effectiveness of Financial Education: Evidence from an Interdisciplinary Research Project

12:15 Sarah Levinsky, Adam Russel (University of Falmouth) - Tools that Propel: on (not) Knowing in the Body and Time

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch and Posters Session

13:30-14:20 Keynote: Sophia Lycouris (University of Edinburgh) - Interdisciplinarity and Innovation: Learning from the Arts

14:20 Jacob Downs (University of Sheffield) - Headphones and the Affordances of Technological Intimacy

14:40 Aska Sakuta (University of Chichester) - Embodied Flow States and its Role in Movement Performance

15:00-15:15 Refreshments

15:15-16:05 Keynote: Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi (University of Warsaw) - Interdisciplinarity in Research on Basic Problems in Cognition: The Case of Relation of Symbols to Dynamics

16:05 Klara Łucznik (CogNovo, University of Plymouth) - Sync to the Others Not to the Movement - The Investigation into Shared Physiological Dynamics in Dance Improvisation

16:25 Kathryn Francis, Ilaria Torre, Klara Łucznik (CogNovo) - Discussion: Endeavouring to be Interdisciplinary

17:15 End

Visit the symposium webpage for abstracts and speaker biographies.

* CogNovo was an Innovative Doctoral Programme, funded by the EU Marie Curie initiative and the University, to foster research training in the emerging field of Cognitive Innovation. CogNovo ran between 2013 and 2017 at the University to offer transdisciplinary training combining scientific studies of the neural correlates and mechanisms of creativity, with investigations into the role of creativity in human cognition, and their application in sustainable technological and social innovation.

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