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Body and Technology Conference, 2013
* Body and Technology Optional Practicum:

Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT) is a low sound frequency - deep tissue inner body massage that vibrates organs tissues and cells. The VAT treatment involves lying on a mattress, while a chosen frequency in the range between 30Hz -120Hz is transmitted to the body through transducers (bass speakers) that are imbedded in the mattress. The treatment is experienced as soothing harmonic waves caressing the body that relaxes but also recharges the person’s vitality.

During the conference, Avigail Berg-Panit (who represents VAT’s founder, Olav Skille) will be available to provide 15 minutes of experience of VAT.

Please contact her to make an appointment. avigailberg@gmail.com, www.wix.com/avigaili/olav
Room AH205/ SO270
Opening Remarks
 9:00- 9:30
Richard Shusterman
Center for Body, Mind, and Culture Director
Barry T. Rossen
Vice President of Research at FAU
Panel 1: Body Technologies
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cheryl Akner-Koler, (Sweden)
“Scale Interlacing Method Between Nano to Macro”
Lian Loke, (Australia)
“Intimate Aesthetics and Facilitated Interaction”
Petra Sundstrom, (Sweden)
“Somaesthetics, Interaction, Design, and Engineering”
Joe Marshall, (England)
“Mobile Interactive Devices Do Not Exist”
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Panel 2: Technologies of Health and Fitness
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Kristina Höök, (Sweden)
“Designing for Somatic Awareness and Mastery: the Affective Health Case”
Joan Forry, (USA)
“Barefoot Running, Anti-Technology, and Somaesthetic Pathology"
Luna Dolezal, (Ireland)
“Body Malleability and the Case of Aimee Mullins”
Coffee Break
2:30 – 3:00 pm.              
Panel 3: Technologies of Art I
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Else Marie Bukdahl, (Denmark)
“The impact of modern technology on contemporary art projects with a social and meliorist goal”
Fred Maus, (USA)
“Musical Technologies of Disembodiment and Embodiment”
Thecla Schiphorst, (Canada)
“Applying Somaestherics to Embodied Technology Design: Somatic Connoisseurship and its Application to Aesthetic Experience”
Stale Stenslie, (Norway)
“Technologies of Touch”
Reception to follow in PA 101
Panel 4: Body, Self, and Social Systems
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ron Judy, (Taiwan)
“Disciplined Desire: the Taoist Arts Erotica and ‘Technologies of the Self’”
Francis Halsall, (Ireland)
“Luhmann and Somaesthetics”
Winifred Newman, (USA)
“Body as Experiment”    
11:30 – 1:00 p.m
Panel 5: Technologies of Art II
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.       
John Hunter, (USA)
“The Resurrected Cinematic Body and Digital Technology, or, Why You Don’t Only Live Twice”
Rachel Hurst, (Canada)
“North American Colonial Photography and the Disavowal of Interstitial Space”
Amy Rust, (USA)
“Extraction and Exchange: The Zoom and Environmental Intension”
Coffee Break
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Panel 6: Technologies of Experience, Education, and Law
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Joachim Hamou, (Denmark)
“The Juridical Body in the Technological Courtroom”
Jeffrey and Showen Bardzell,(USA)
“Somaesthetic Interaction: The Body and Cultural Approaches to User Experience”
Caroline Kisiel, (USA)
“A Tale of Three Technologies—Immediacy and Distance in the Adult Body Learner”



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