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Conducting research with virtual reality in the Social Sciences

 

Our next CORE session is dedicated to carrying out research with emerging technologies in the Social Sciences. In particular, our speakers will present a series of breakthrough research projects conducted using virtual reality.

Wolf-Gero Lange, PhD (Radboud University). "SpeakAPP-Kids ! — Fear of public speaking tackled by the roots" Wolf-Gero Lange is Assistant Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Originally, he was trained in biological psychology, but has since specialized in the experimental exploration of cognitive and behavioral aspects of (social) anxiety. His research addresses cognitive biases (attention and interpretation), automatic behaviors such as impulsive approach and avoidance, prosocial behaviors such as mimicry, and subtle behaviors such as body sway and interpersonal space in social interactions.

Domna Banakou, PhD (EventLab). "MoTIVE: Moments in Time in Immersive Virtual Environments"Dr Domna Banakou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Event Lab (Experimental Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology) at the University of Barcelona and part-time lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (MSc in Videogame Design and Programming). Dr Banakou completed her PhD in clinical psychology and psychobiology at the University of Barcelona. She also holds a MSc degree in computer graphics, vision and imaging from University College London, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a specialization in Arts and Humanities from the Ionian University, Greece. Her research focuses on transformations of the virtual bodily appearance, inspired by body ownership illusions as studied in cognitive neuroscience, exploring the perceptual, behavioural, and higher-level cognitive correlates of embodiment in VR.

Tania Johnston, PhD (IDIBAPS). "Using virtual reality for the prevention and rehabilitation of intimate partner violence" Tania Johnston holds a PhD from Barcelona University. She is a clinical psychologist and a post-doctoral researcher on the VRperGENERE project (https://www.vrpergenere.com/) where she works on the use of virtual reality for the prevention and the rehabilitation of intimate partner violence.

March 9, 2022.

Date: March 9, 2022

 

 

CORE Session

Communication and decoloniality: A critical view from the south.

The seminar brings together three Latin American academic visions that situate, through their teaching and research experience, the decolonial perspective as a transversal axis in social science studies, particularly regarding communication.

Alejandra Cebrelli (Argentina): Bachelor of Arts and Professor of Arts (National University of Cuyo), PhD in Humanities (National University of Salta). She completed a postdoctorate in Communication, Discourse Analysis and Semiotics (CEA-CONICET, National University of Córdoba) and in Communication, Media and Human Rights (Faculty of Journalism and Communication, National University of La Plata). She is a lecturer and researcher in Communication Sciences (National University of Salta) and directs the Institute of Communication, Politics and Society INCOPOS.

Dasniel Olivera Pérez (Cuba): PhD in Social and Political Sciences (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico), MA in Communication Sciences (2010) and BA in Social Communication (2006) (University of Havana, Cuba). Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Sociological Studies of the UNAM, where he is developing the project "Representation of knowledge for the analysis of media risk in contexts of political change". Principal researcher (Cuba section) of the international comparative projects "Journalism Role Performance, Worlds Journalism Study" and "Cultures of Journalism Students in Latin American".

Karina Ochoa Muñoz (Mexico): BA in Sociology (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco), MA and PhD in Rural Development (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco). Professor-Researcher at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Department of Sociology. Professor of the Doctorate in Feminist Studies at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Xochimilco. She is co-founder of the RED de Feminismo/s cultura y poder. Diálogos desde el Sur and member of the Decolonial International Network (DIN) and the collective "La Guillotina". She is also coordinator of “Transculturalidad en zonas corpóreas, territoriales y en la cultura visual” (PRODEP).

February 2022

CORE Talk

CORE Talk sobre la Esfera Pública con el Dr. Paolo Gerbaudo, experto en política y redes sociales

 

En esta CORE Talk, el experto en política y cultura digital Dr. Paolo Gerbaudo es entrevistado por el profesor UPF Dr. Reinald Besalú sobre la esfera pública, el populismo y los movimientos sociales. El Dr. Paolo Gerbaudo es Lecturer in Digital Culture and Society por la King’s College London, donde además es director del Centre for Digital Culture. El Dr. Gerbaudo cuenta con un Ph.D. en Media en Communications de la Goldsmiths College, y está especializado en la transformación de la política en la era digital, mayoritariamente en lo que refiere a movimientos sociales y partidos políticos. Sus investigaciones combinan análisis de discurso, entrevistas cualitativas y análisis de redes sociales. Ha publicado los libros Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism (2012), The Digital Party: Political Organisation and Online Democracy (2018), y The Great Recoil. Politics after Populism and Pandemic (2021).

El Dr. Reinald Besalú es profesor lector del Departamento de Comunicación de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra. Doctor en Comunicación Pública por la UPF, el Dr. Besalú está especializado en análisis cualitativo de la recepción, audiencias de televisión, estructura del sistema audiovisual, sociología de la comunicación y análisis semiótico de textos audiovisuales.

February 2022

CORE Talk

CORE Talk CORE Talk on Media Semiotics with Dr. Ruggero Eugeni, expert on Semiotics and Media Experience

 

In this CORE Talk, expert on Semiotics and Media Experience Dr. Ruggero Eugeni is interviewed by UPF professor Dr. Albert Elduque about Media Semiotics. Dr. Ruggero Eugeni is full professor of Media Semiotics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano). Focusing on the development of a theory of the audiovisual spectator experience, he is interested in the relations between semiotics and neurocognitive sciences, and the subjective perception of time in the vision of moving images. His publications include La condizione postmediale (The Postmedia Condition, 2015), Teorie del cinema, Il dibattito contemporaneo (Film Theories. The Contemporary Debate, edited with Adriano d’Aloia, 2017), and Capitale algortmico. Cinque disposirtivi postmediali (più uno) (Algorithmic Capital. Five Postmedia Dispositives (Plus One), 2021).

Dr. Albert Elduque is lecturer of Film Studies at Pompeu Fabra University, as well as Academic Coordinator of the Bachelor in Audiovisual Communication of the same institution. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the UPF, and was later a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Reading. His work focuses on the intersections between political cinema and musical documentary in Europe and Latin America. He has written papers and book chapters on filmmakers such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Júlio Bressane, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jorge Silva and Marta Rodríguez. He is a co-editor of the journal Comparative Cinema.

January 2022

CORE Talk

CORE Talk amb el Dr. Mon Rodriguez-Amat, expert en media technologies, sobre el seu recorregut post-doctoral

 

En aquesta CORE Talk, l’expert en media technologies i espais comunicatius Dr. Mon Rodríguez-Amat és entrevistat pel professor UPF Dr. Carlos Scolari sobre el seu recorregut post-doctoral. El Dr. Joan Ramon ‘Mon’ Rodríguez-Amat és Principal Lecturer a Sheffield Hallam University, al Regnet Unit. És doctor en Ciències de la Comunicació i Cultura per la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, i va realitzar la seva recerca post-doctoral a la University of Vienna. El Dr. Rodríguez està especialitzat en els factors que donen forma als “espais comunicatius”, en especial en la intersecció entre les interaccions socials amb plataformes digitals i els espais físic-geogràfics. Per estudiar els espais comunicatius, el Dr. Rodríguez utilitza metodologies digitals i anàlisi quantitatiu i qualitatiu entorn de esdeveniments i moments socials.

Dr. Carlos Scolari és professor titular al Departament de Comunicació de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, on també és coordinador del programa de doctorat en Comunicació. És doctor en Lingüística Aplicada i Llenguatges de la Comunicació per la Universitat Catòlica de Milà i està especialitzat en mitjans interactius digitals, narratives transmedia i ecologia/evolució dels mitjans. Va ser coordinador de la Xarxa Llatinoamericana de Comunicació Digital (ALFA Programme, 2004-06) i del projecte H2020 Transmedia Literacy (2015-18). És autor de més de 15 llibres sobre mitjans interactius, teories de la comunicació i semiòtica dels mitjans. Els seus articles van ser publicats a New Media and Society, Communication Theory, International Journal of Communication, Semiotica, Information, Communication & Society, etc. És professor en diferents cursos de postgrau i doctorat a Europa i Amèrica Llatina.

December 2021

CORE Talk

CORE Talk with Dr. Renira Rampazzo Gambarato, expert on Transmedia Storytelling

 

 

In this CORE Talk, expert on Transmedia Storytelling Dr. Renira Rampazzo Gambarato is interviewed by UPF professor Dr. Manel Jiménez. Dr. Gambarato is Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at Jönköping University, Sweden, and her research interests involve transmedia storytelling analysis, the complexity of transmedia experiences, semiotics, and design. She has co-edited, with Geane Alzamora, the book Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age (2018) and, with Matthew Freeman, the book The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies (2018). Her most recent book Theory, development, and strategy in transmedia storytelling (2020), co-edited with Alzamora and Lorena Tárcia.

Dr. Manel Jiménez is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Pompeu Fabra University, and Vice-Rector for Educational Transformation, Culture, and Communication. He has been a scriptwriter, producer, and director for various film and television projects, as well as cultural programs. In 2013 he started to develop the strategy for MOOCs and new educational formats at UPF, entrusted with the incorporation of new technologies in teaching.

 

November 25, 2021

 

CORE Session

Intersections between Journalism, Law and Rights

 

 

In this CORE Session, our speakers will discuss an array of aspects in which Journalism and the Law are deeply intertwined: not only regarding the legal implications of journalistic work, pertaining, for example, to copyright laws and freedom of expression, but also focusing on the ways journalistic work can have an impact on other people’s rights.

 

  • 11:00 - 11:20 -  "Negotiating with Google (and Facebook): New ancillary rights for press editors (and journalists?). The Spanish case" - Dr. Javier Díaz-Noci (UPF)
  • 11:20 - 11:40 - "Comparative freedom of expression law and investigative journalism" - Dr. Richard Danbury (City, University of London)
  • 11:40 - 12:00 - "Low journalism, slow journalism and human rights. Differences and risks in the news coverage of the migratory phenomenon in Spain" - Dra. Antonia Isabel Nogales-Bocio (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Dialogue and questions
 

Curso 2020-2021 Curso 2020-2021

18 juny 2021

CORE Talk

Deontologia periodística davant la Covid-19: transgressions i virtuts

Presentació a càrrec de Dr. Salvador Alsius Clavera, amb moderació de Dr. Xavier Ramon Vegas

Aquesta CORE Talk té per objectiu reflexionar sobre els dubtes ètics, encerts i disfuncions en la cobertura periodística de la Covid-19, tot oferint pistes per a futures recerques en aquest àmbit. El tesaure de l’ètica periodística, que sistematitza els principis fonamentals de l’activitat professional (veritat, justícia, llibertat i responsabilitat), s’utilitza com a fil conductor de la sessió. 
 

27 maig 2021

 

The frontiers of knowledge in Communication Studies

In this CORE session we will discuss how immersive media including virtual reality, augmented reality and other emerging technologies are studied from the Communication and Media Psychology perspectives.

With:

  • Jakki Bailey (University of Texas) - Children’s cognitive and social response to VR characters. Children develop social connections with media figures, affecting their actions and perceptions. Virtual reality (VR) has unique technological affordances that creates the illusion of sharing the same space with virtual characters. This presentation provides an overview of research with children and immersive virtual reality (VR), and how the perceptual and social realism of VR relates to child development. She will discuss findings from her current work examining young children’s use of VR and interaction with virtual characters, and areas for future research.
  • Andrea Stevenson Won (Cornell University) - How the avatar moves the user: Self-avatar embodiment and user behavior in immersive virtual reality. In this presentation, Stevenson Won will briefly discuss how avatar embodiment can be considered as consistent or discrepant with user’s physical bodies. She'll then describe two recent studies from her lab that modified how participants’ actions did or did not control their avatars’ movements, and the effects on participant behavior. Finally, she'll suggest potential applications for these kinds of novel embodiment experiences.
     
  • Tanja Aitamurto (University of Illinois) - Examining augmented reality in journalism: Presence, knowledge gain, and perceived visual authenticity. The fundamental goal of journalism is to engage and inform people. Augmented reality (AR) can contribute to both of these goals by providing scaffolded information in an immersive, engaging viewing experience. In this talk, Aitamurto will discuss the impact of AR visualizations on users’ sense of physical presence, knowledge gain, and perceptions of the authenticity of journalistic visuals based on a recent study. The findings indicate a need for more efficient ways to relay information through journalistic AR visualizations while keeping the user engaged in an immersive experience.
     

 

Jakki Bailey is the current Scott C. and Vickie S. Reeve Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her PhD in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab in the Department of Communication at Stanford University.

 

Andrea Stevenson Won is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University and the director of the Virtual Embodiment Lab. She completed her PhD in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab in the Department of Communication at Stanford University.


Tanja Aitamurto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her PhD program at Tampere University, of which she studied most of the time as a visiting student researcher at Stanford and at UC Berkeley.

7 maig 2021

Els Valors del Periodisme en Temps de Pandèmia

CORE TALK a càrrec del Dr. Josep Gifreu Pinsach

 

Per què el periodisme ha estat considerat un “servei essencial” durant la pandèmia? Com han afrontat la professió periodística i els mitjans informatius l’impacte de la crisi global derivada de la Covid-19? Fins a quin punt el periodisme ha complert la missió de narrador universal de la crisi? Aquesta exposició pretén identificar i comentar alguns dels principals valors que l’exercici del periodisme de qualitat ha posat de manifest en els moments més crítics de la pandèmia. 

11 febrer 2021

Política i emocions

  • 13.30. Presentació de la sessió - Dra. Laura Aymerich-Franch (UPF)
  • 13.40. "El gas emocional de la política (no solo en campaña" - Dr. Toni Aira Foix (UPF-Barcelona School of Management)
  • 14.00. "Siempre fuimos felices" - Dra. Cristina Sánchez Sánchez (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • 14.20. "Elogio del odio en la política. Contra la apatía y la psicopatía" - Dr. Xavier Ruiz Collantes (UPF)
  • 14.40. Debat obert al públic - Dra. Laura Aymerich-Franch (UPF)

22 octubre 2020

Metodologies online per a la recerca

  • 14.00. Presentació del seminari i nou format de CORE - Dr. Frederic Guerrero-Solé (UPF)
  • 14.10. Presentació de la sessió - Brunella Tedesco Barlocco (UPF)
  • 14.15. "Etnografía digital" - Dra. Elisenda Ardèvol (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • 14.35. "Mobile intimacy: la comunicación mobile dating y la transformación de las relaciones afectivo-sexuales" - Dr. Carles Roca-Cuberes (UPF)
  • 14.55. "Investigar sobre comunicación en las redes en tiempos de confinamiento" - Dra. Gemma San Cornelio (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
  • 15.15. Debat obert al públic - Dra. Laura Aymerich-Franch (UPF)

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