Hybrid Talks XXII »Emotions«

Image Emotions Abstract Drawing

@ Christopher Glarner

Thursday, 10/27/2016,  6 p.m.

Hybrid Lab (Technische Universität Berlin, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin)

Emotions make themselves felt and understood in many different ways: as bodily behavioral patterns that have evolved over time in evolutionary terms. As mental states that can be triggered by physiological reactions in the body. As a loop of unconscious processes and reflexive evaluations. Emotions are associated with very different meanings between scientific disciplines and artistic practices, where they get purposefully evoked, controlled or cast out. So how can we approach the subject of these ephemeral emotions?

The 22nd Hybrid Talks takes a cross-disciplinary look at the concept of “emotion”, this time as part of the satellite program of Berlin’s STATE Festival. There will be guest speakers from the fields of linguistics, software technology, musical composition, media sciences and the performing arts. We’re excited about the various issues, approaches and research results regarding this topic, which is very near to all of our hearts indeed!

The Hybrid Talks aim at promoting mutual inspiration and invite networking. Representatives of different disciplines encounter each other and share their perspectives on the topic “Emotions” through short 10 minute presentations. After the presentations we will continue our exchange across individual disciplines in a relaxed atmosphere.

These are the questions that the following speakers will address (lectures in German language):

  • “Research on Emotions in the Cinebox”
    Prof. Dr. Monika Suckfüll

    UdK Berlin | Communication and Media Studies

  • “Music & Emotions: The Role of Everyday Audio Media”
    Dr. Steffen Lepa

    TU Berlin | Audio Communication

  • “‘Gooooal!’ Expression and Orchestration of Emotion in the Communication of Football”
    Dr. Simon Meier

    TU Berlin | General Linguistics

  • “Emotional Artificial Intelligence: Automatic Recognition and Interpretation of Emotions in Language”
    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Möller, Dr. Tim Polzehl

    TU Berlin | Quality and Usability Lab

At the beginning of the Hybrid Talks there will be an award cerrmony with the Hybrid Plattform receiving the prize as an “Landmark in the Land of Ideas”.