How do people communicate abstract concepts, such as MA (間)?
MA(間) is a very important concept in Japanese culture. It is present in arts (e.g. music, dance, Rakugo), in architecture (e.g. Japanese zen garden design), and in commercial use (e.g. advertisement).
In this symposium, we bring in artists, scholars and scientists for a dialogue on MA(間) in their respective practices. The goal is to develop new avenues to scientifically study abstract concepts in interpersonal communication.
Organizer by: Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University
Co-Organizer: Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University
Venue: M531 Research Institute of Electrical Communication Main Building, Tohoku University, Katahira Campus
- Thinking together about togetherness (please confirm)
Dr. Asaf Bachrach
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Paris, France
Kongwu (空無, emptiness, nothingness) into performance
Dr. I-Lien Ho
National Sun Yat-Sen Univeristy, Kaoshiung, Taiwan
- Of things that fall in cracks, gaps and transformations: From
Anthropology to Advertising
Dr. John McCreery
National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan
Full of emptiness: How ‘Ma’ is made visible in the classical Japanese garden.
Dr. Gert Jakobus van Tonder
- Talking about the Silence In Music
Dr. Ya-Ting Wang
Fo-Guang University, Taiwan
- Dr. Katsumi Watanabe
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
16:00～16:30 Coffee Break
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