*The event was welcomed by Dr Alex Bremner, Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Postgraduate Research Director, University of Edinburgh (1st image below) and by Professor John Lee, Programme Director of the MSc/Diploma in Design and Digital Media in Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (2nd image below).

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*An introduction of the event was given by Associate Professor Christian Delécluse, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture  (invited academic running the workshop) & Dorothea Kalogianni, 1st year PhD student, ECA, University of Edinburgh (organizer)

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18 June 2013
10:30 am
keynote speaker

        “Postcards from the Networked City : Interaction Design in a Post IT Age”

Dr Michael Smyth
Center for Interaction Design
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Short bio:

Michael Smyth is a Reader in the Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He has worked in the fields of Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design since 1987 and during that period has published over 50 academic papers in refereed journals, books and conferences. In addition he has had interactive installations exhibited at both UK and international conferences and arts & design festivals. He is co-editor of the book entitled Digital Blur: creative practice at the boundaries of architecture, design and art, Libri Publishing.

More information available at: http://www.michael-smyth.co.uk

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19 June 2013
2:30 pm

Perception as a cognitive process”

Dr David Carmel
Department of Psychology
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Short bio:

Dr David Carmel is a cognitive neuroscientist. He holds degrees in Medical Science, Psychology and Interdisciplinary Humanities, and a PhD in Psychology from University College London. He is currently a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. His main research interests are consciousness, how the brain creates it, and how it interacts with faculties such as attention and memory. His lab employs various techniques to address these questions, including magnetic brain stimulation and neuroimaging. His ideas on the brain and mind have appeared in Scientific American Mind and fivebooks.com.

 20 June 2013
 10:00 am

“Premovement and Body Signature”

Associate Professor Christian Delécluse
Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture
Paris, France

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20 June 2013
3:30 pm (embedded during the progress of the workshop)

“Vision in the real world: The ecological veiw of perception”

Dr Martine Verheul
Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences
The University of Edinburgh, UK

Short bio:

Dr Martine Verheul is a lecturer in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Her expertise is in the area of perceptual-motor control. She did her MSc in Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, followed by a PhD in Developmental Neuropsychology at the University in Groningen. After five years of post-doctoral research at the Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement at the Manchester Metropolitan University, she was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.  She has studied the coordination of perceptual-motor skills in a wide range of populations, from young children to older adults, and from clinical populations to elite athletes. Her research and teaching is inspired by Dynamic Systems Theory and Ecological Psychology.

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