The Distributed Cognitive Ecologies of Collaborative Embodied Skill

The Distributed Cognitive Ecologies of Collaborative Embodied Skill
26 May 2017, 9.30am - 6.30pm
Conference / Symposium
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The distributed cognitive ecologies of collaborative embodied skill


Organised by John Sutton (Macquarie)

This workshop addresses relations between individuals, groups, and environments across performance forms and contexts. What do individuals bring to and do in collaborative embodied performance? How do group members with distinct capacities complement each other in skilled action? Are cues to collaborative embodied skill distributed across larger cognitive ecologies, and how are they reliably accessed? What forms of breakdown and repair reveal the fragility and the resilience of collaborative skills?   

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9.30-9.50         Registration


9.50-10.00       Welcome – John Sutton (Macquarie)


10.00-10.45     Erik Rietveld (Amsterdam)

The Skilled Intentionality framework for understanding ‘higher’ collaborative embodied skill


10.45-11.30     Wayne Christensen (Warwick)

The role of cognitive control in skilful joint action


11.30-12.00     Coffee


12.00-12.45     Ellen Fridland (King’s College London)

Do as I say and as I do: imitation, pedagogy, and cumulative culture


12.45-1.45       Lunch


1.45-2.30         Emily Cross (Bangor)

Embodied perception: insights from expertise and aesthetics


2.30-3.15          Michael Kimmel (Vienna)

Skills and their dynamic integration in joint improvisation - dance, martial arts, and bodywork


3.15-3.45          Coffee                             


3.45-4.30          Daniel Richardson (University College London)

 Social identity and influence in collective behaviour


4.30-5.15          Joel Krueger (Exeter)

Shared emotions in collaborative actions


5.15-5.45           Discussion – David Papineau (King’s College London) and open discussion


5.45pm               Drinks reception   




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