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Welcome to ’Toward a Science of Consciousness 2015’ the 21st annual international, interdisciplinary conference on the fundamental questions connected with conscious experience.

Toward a Science of Consciousness (TSC) is the largest and longest-running interdisciplinary conference emphasizing broad and rigorous approaches to the study of conscious awareness. Topical areas include neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, biology, quantum physics, meditation and altered states, machine consciousness, culture and experiential phenomenology. Cutting edge, controversial issues are emphasized. Held annually since 1994, the TSC conferences alternate yearly between Tucson, Arizona and various locations around the world. The University of Helsinki is proud to host TSC 2015 in the Great Hall of its neoclassical main building located in the downtown area.

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Thursday, June 11 • 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Astronauts and Avatars: Exploring Consciousness through the Art and Science of Embodiment

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11 June 02:30 PM – 04:35 PM

CHAIR
Denise Doyle, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UNITED KINGDOM 

SPEAKERS AND TITLES

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Gravity and its Sisters
Susan Kozel, School of Art and Culture, Malmo University, Malmo, SWEDEN

NOT REGISTERED (break for 25 min?) Space, Design, and the Astronaut
Thais Russomano, MicroG-PUCRS, PUCRS, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL 

Aerial Stories (Revised): A return to a consideration of the flying laboratory
Louise Wilson, Fine Art, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UNITED KINGDOM 

Intersubjectively shared (un)consciousness enacted on cinema screen
Pia Tikka, Crucible Studio, Department of Media, Aalto University, Espoo, FINLAND

 

Chair
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Denise Doyle

Senior Lecturer Digital Media, University of Wolverhampton
Any issues related to the Astronauts and Avatars Symposium session; in particular any neuroscientist/neuroscience institute who may be interested in joining a research consortium on digital embodiment.

Presenters
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Susan Kozel

Professor, School of Art and Culture, Malmö University
| My research and artistic practice explores the convergence between dance and a wide range of responsive media technologies. For 20 years I have combined movement practices such as dance improvisation and somatics with philosophical writing on affect and phenomenology. | | At the invitation of Denise Doyle, the talk for this symposium revisits a performance from 1997 called Ghosts & Astronauts where basic telematic software was used to... Read More →
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Thais Russomano

Founder/Coordinator, Microgravity Centre
Thais Russomano is an academic and researcher in the field of Space Life Sciences. She has more than twenty-five years of experience looking at how the human body, which evolved over thousands of years under the influence of Earth’s gravity, adapts or not to the lower gravity environments found in Space and on other planets. | | Thais dreamt of becoming an astronaut from the age of 5 after witnessing Neil Armstrong walk for the first... Read More →
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Pia Tikka

Research Fellow, Aalto University
Embodied basis of consciousness, neurocinematics, arts and sciences, Alexander Bogdanov, Sergei Eisenstein, movies, enaction, drama, anything
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Louise K Wilson

Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Lincoln
I’m a visual artist who makes installations, live works, sound works and single channel videos. Processes of research are central to my practice and I frequently involve the participation of individuals from industry, museums, medicine and the scientific community in the making of work. My current research uses the medium of sound to ask philosophical and material questions about the spatio-temporal physicality of certain sites and our... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 2:30pm - 4:35pm
Main Building, auditorium IV

Attendees (13)