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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance, AISB-50, 1-4 April 2014, Goldsmiths, London, UK

http://www.aisb.org.uk/events/aisb14

As part of the AISB-50th Annual Convention 2014 to be held at Goldsmiths, University of London, on 
April 1st-4th 2014 . The convention is organised by the 
society for the study of Artificial Intelligence of Simulation of Behaviour 
(AISB) http://www.aisb.org.uk

The intensifying interest in applications of cognitive science within actor training and 
performance studies and the growing engagement with embodiment and the enactive approach in 
cognitive science is the basis for this one-day symposium as part of AISBs 50th anniversary 
convention.

Overview:
Robert Harnishs broad construal defined the domain of cognitive science incorporating the 
fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science, linguistics and 
anthropology. We seek to explore how cognitive science can be informed further by established 
and developing acting and performance theory and practice, thus offering a unique opportunity 
for a multidisciplinary discourse exploring the shared synergies between these particular fields. 

We invite papers that explore approaches to acting and performance through the post cognitive 
approach to understanding the embodied mind-in-society, classified in the four branches of 
radical cognitive science - embodied, embedded, enactive and ecological (the so-called 4Es).
Topics of interest:
	Embodiment in training
	Embodiment in performance
	Embodiment in response to text
	Learning embodiment
	Methodological responses to embodiment in acting
	Models of embodied acting
	Quantifying embodiment within the student actor
	The actors awareness within the environment
	The phenomenological relationship between awareness and action
	How actor training theory and practise might inform and help develop theoretical conceptions of the 4Es and shed new insight into cognitive science
	How insights from the explorations of the 4Es in cognitive science might help inform and develop the theory and practise of actor training

We request extended abstracts of no more than 500 words for papers, provocations, dialogues or 
sharings of practice.  Each presentation must be limited to 25 minutes or less to accommodate 
the needs of the conference schedule.

Selected papers may be published in the general proceedings of the AISB Convention, with the 
proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and 
participate in general symposium activities.

Important dates:
	1 February 2014: Please send extended abstracts of no more than 500 words to Deirdre.mclaughlin@cssd.ac.uk.
	15 February 2014: Notification of acceptance/rejection decisions.
The symposium will be held on Wednesday 2 April 2014, Goldsmiths new academic building SE14 6NW