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Global Arts and Psychology Seminar (GAPS) 2017--University of Sheffield
Fri 28 April 2017, 08:30 – 18:00 BST
Content: GAPS is about the arts and the people who create and appreciate them, from a psychological perspective. “The arts” include auditory arts (music, sound design), visual arts (painting, architecture), literature, drama, opera, digital arts, and so on. We will focus on music. There will be about 8 research presentations at each hub. There will also be 3 keynotes, which will be viewed by all hubs. The University of Sheffield will be acting as the Sheffield Hub.
Format: To our knowledge, GAPS will be the world’s first semi-virtual academic conference. GAPS will strike a new balance between face-to-face and virtual communication, and between activities on different continents, to create a truly global conference. Every talk will be both live and virtual - presented to a live local audience and viewed elsewhere, either in real time or with a time delay. Live and virtual presentations will run in parallel at every hub. In July 2018, the new format will be scaled up for the international music psychology conference ICMPC15/ESCOM10.
Timing: GAPS will present current research by students at hubs in Boston (UTC/GMT-4 hours), La Plata, Argentina (-3), Sheffield (+1), Graz (+2), and Sydney (+10). The program at each hub will be divided into two half-days (morning and evening), during which participants will communicate in real time with 1-2 other hubs, depending on time differences.
Technology: All talks will be live-streamed and recorded in YouTube. Both live streams and videos will be unlisted - available to registered participants only, in a password-protected teaching platform (Moodle). All discussions will be documented as comment feeds. During global discussions, session chairs will select questions from the real-time comment feed and pose them to presenters. Remote questioners will witness the question and answer on the live stream.
1) Physical Attendance, for those would like to attend the event in person.
2) Online-only Audience, for those who would like to remotely view the conference proceedings. You will be sent a secure link to access the stream.
Who will be presenting?
A number of top young researchers in music psychology and related fields have been selected to present.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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