Multimodality

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You’re all invited to our next Multimodality research talk by Dr Elizabeth Dobson (University of Huddersfield) Abstract: Music technology is a STEAM (STEM+Arts) subject, offering professional opportunities across a range of creative and technical careers (Sterne & Rodgers, 2011). Our audio industries are predominantly (>90%) male (Abtan, 2016; Born & Devine, 1993, 2015; Dobson, 2018;…
Speaker: Dr Ariel Chen, Örebro University, Sweden   Abstract The talk explores how protein snacks are marketed as healthy and how the myth of protein are reproduced through their packaging. Research shows that consumers believe high protein food has a positive impact on physical performance and body composition, although there is very little evidence supporting this…
Multimodality research and practitioner talk Speaker: Danyal Farsani, University of Chile In this talk, I will reflect both as a researcher and as a practitioner in the field of nonverbal communication about how interlocutors draw upon, utilise, and interpret gestures, micro-expressions, space and their shoulder orientation in interaction. Data examined involve interactions between medical doctors with…
Speaker: Dr Wing Yee Jenifer Ho, visiting from City University of Hong Kong.   Video blogs, or vlogs in short, provide a way for content creators from all over the world to share knowledge and ideas creatively using a wide array of multimodal resources. In contrast to the ‘traditional’ means of knowledge production and dissemination…
You are warmly invited to an upcoming Research Seminar in the School of Media and Communication, which will be given by Prof. Theo van Leeuwen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense). The paper argues for a two-pronged approach to multimodal analysis that combines ‘functional design analysis’ and ‘identity design analysis’. It will be argued that functional…
You’re invited to our next talk in Multimodality, by Jennifer Blunden (University of Technology, Sydney) Everyone welcome (also to bring your lunch). Jennifer Blunden, University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)  In recent years, the amount of verbal text that typically appears with displayed art in museum exhibitions and collections has increased dramatically, as museums embrace an ever-expanding…
#HumanityWashed Ashore: war, transmediatisation, multimodality and (de)humanisation By Jaime de Souza Júnior (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Abstract: In 2015, a highly influential Western news agency intervened in the circulation of the digital event[i] #HumanityWashedAshore that first emerged on Twitter in Turkish as #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik. These hashtagged expressions inaugurated textual trajectories that trans/mediatised[ii] (i.e. re/circulated…
Speakers  Emilia Djonov (Macquarie University) and Chiao-I Tseng (University of Bremen) Abstract: A large body of research has established the need for systematic investigations into learners’ ever more pervasive engagement with new technologies and their competence in accessing, interpreting and authoring multimedia texts (cf. Buckingham 2003, Finch & Arrow 2017; Marsh et al. 2017). As…
Talk by Rob Waller – abstract / bio below Rob Waller’s career has included professional practice as an information designer and academic roles at the Open University and the University of Reading, where he was Professor of Information Design. This talk addresses the interface between those two worlds.  At Reading, he worked with Martin Thomas and Judy Delin…
Speakers: Dr Jack Wilson (University of Salford) and Janet Watson (University of Leeds) Abstract: The structure of co-speech gesture closely correlates with the syntactic organisation of a co-articulated spoken language. Studies have shown that the realisation of semantic features in speech is temporally aligned with gesture (Kita and Özyürek, 2003). For example, languages (e.g., see…