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Storytelling And Popular Movies, And Its Underlying Psychological Principles & Visual Attention And Representation During Meaningful Events



Datum: 06.06.2017
Uhrzeit: 16.00 Uhr c.t.

Ort: Cartesium Rotunde



Dieses Informatikkolloquium beinhaltet 2 Vorträge:

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ab 16.00 Uhr
Prof: James E. Cutting (Cornell University, United States)
Storytelling And Popular Movies, And Its Underlying Psychological Principles
Abstract:
Mark Twain, the 19th century American humorist, said that he liked a “good story, well told.” A “good story” is about narrative content and how it is told is about narration or style. Popular movies can be divided this way as well, and I will review the nature and the development of three aspects of film style over the last hundred years – the dynamic natures of shot durations, motion, and luminance as they are distributed over the length of English-language (“Hollywood”) movies. The coalescence of these patterns seems based on good psychological principles about engaging viewers’ attention and emotions.

ab 17.00 Uhr
Prof. Daniel Levin (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Visual Attention And Representation During Meaningful Events
Abstract
A long tradition of research in visual attention has explored how focusing attention on one thing lessens awareness of other things. Traditionally this work has relied upon tightly controlled laboratory tasks, but more recent reseach explores visual attention in naturalistic contexts ranging from HCI to cinema. This research makes clear the need to develop theories that describe how meaningful events dynamically structure attention not only spatially but also temporally. In this talk, I will discuss research that reveals how the general structure of events shapes visual attention, representation, and awareness over time. This research supportds the hypothesis that extraction of visual meaning may be more richly structured by conceptual coherence than by continuous perceptual monitoring.



Ansprechpartner(in) / Einladende(r):
Prof. Dr. Mehul Bhatt


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