Transmission in Motion

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“With a little help from animated friends” – Max Peters

One of the main challenges in coordinating robot behavior, as shown by Roos van Berkel and Emilia Barakova in their lecture, centers around the ability to let robots respond to movement and emotion; essential to human behavior. They demonstrated a variety of approaches, ranging from gaze matching to Laban Movement Analysis, and it quickly became…

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“I am not a robot…or am I?” – Elissavet Kardami

Melvin Waver’s talk, Using Neural Networks to Study Conceptual Shifts in Text and Image, provided some critical insight on the potential of neural networks in conducting academic research in the field of Humanities. The proliferation of available data and the rapid developments in the processing possibilities, in conjunction with the increasing digitization of archives, has…

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“Digital Humanities: the necessity of collaboration” – Gido Broers

In Melvin Wevers’ lecture Using Neural Networks to Study Conceptual Shifts in Text and Image, he explained why humanities researchers should collaborate with computer scientists. He did this by showing a neural network that can analyze and categorize images in advertisements. This network could then recognize certain patterns, which eventually could lead to new insights…

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“On the pedagogy of algorithms” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

The underlying idea of pedagogy is that parents, teachers and other adults bear responsibility for the upbringing, education and conduct of children. These responsibilities range from the mental life of the child to behavioural manners to legal liability. Ideas of the responsibility in education are not only limited to human-human relations but are equally applicable…

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“Bring neural networks into the public eye!” – Max Peters

Reflecting on the fascinating research presented by Melvin Wevers on neural networks and the ongoing technical innovations within the field of computer recognition and identification software. Through a complex explanation of the mathematical and algorithmic techniques going into these research, Wevers showed us how computers are not just research tools, they are, as if they…

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“An Odd Couple: Vision and Truth” – Tamalone van den Eijnden

Frank Kessler’s session of Transmission in Motion on the 13th of January, the topic was “Media and the Reconfiguration of the Senses” with a special focus on vision. During the session, we were presented with several philosophers who somehow engaged with the topic such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Benjamin, Béla Balázs, Vilém Flusser, and most…

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