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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 31st January 2019

The Human Interaction Laboratory Data Session will meet on Thursday, January 31st 2019 from 3 – 5 PM in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: julia.mertens@tufts.edu

Data: In this session, Bryanna Hebenstreit (PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY) will present data set at a Habitat for Humanity build in Upstate NY. We will be analyzing a short clip showing how a volunteer gets the floor and demonstrates a technique that is presented as new for the onlookers. His demonstration is specifically targeted for the supervisor but ends up becoming a resource for all onlookers. We’ll explore how interactants ‘take over’ the main interaction and build their own talk, gestures, and embodied comportments to showcase an action to be seen by a particular interactant. Data in American English.

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Halloween Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 31st October 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 31stOctober 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

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Data: This special Halloween data session will involve data from Julia Mertens’ collection of Trump/Stern interviews on the Howard Stern radio show between the 90s and the late 2010s. We’re also open to any Trump Whitehouse data you might have transcribed so feel free to bring your own. There might be candy.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 26th September 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Bryanna Hebenstreit (PhD Candidate at the University at Albany, SUNY) will provide video data of an instance where a participant becomes familiar with a floorboard cutting tool on a home refurbishment site. This data provides a look at how participants arrange themselves in relationship to the tool, how participants project their usage of the tool, how other participants are brought into the interaction, and how ‘experienced’ onlookers may anticipate by the embodied conduct of a participant potential consequences of that arrangement and exclaim or otherwise attempt to avert undesirable consequences. Data is in American English.

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The robot bartender will take your order now

Here’s a fun two minute interview on with Sebastian Loth, who used our Ghost In the Machine methodology to study how humans use predictive and incremental language processing to anticipate customer requests.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/robot-bartender-will-take-your-order/

The report is based on this paper:

Loth S, Jettka K, Giuliani M, Kopp S, de Ruiter JP (2018) Confidence in uncertainty: Error cost and commitment in early speech hypotheses. PLOS ONE 13(8): e0201516.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201516

 

 

Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Wednesday 28th November 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Wednesday 28th November 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Dr. Danielle Pillet-Shore (University of New Hampshire) will provide some video data showing the opening phase of face-to-face interactions in casual and institutional encounters. Since the beginning of an encounter is a time of heightened exposure to novel sensory stimuli and also a time of heightened self- and other- awareness and attentiveness, we will consider a collection showing participants engaging in the social action of registering — audibly pointing to a publicly perceivable referent so others share attention on it (i.e., “noticing” and/or “announcing”). Data in American English.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 24th May 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Thursday 24th May 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Dr. Emily Hofstetter (Linköping University) will provide some video data recorded during a psychological memory experiment, to be examined as a social interaction. Particularly, some attention will be given to the assessments that are given by experimenters at the close of each trial. The extracts are very short, so a collection will be available. Data are in British English.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 26th April 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on Thursday 26th April 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Eva Maria Martika (University of Toronto) will provide data from her ongoing research on parent-child interactions among Albanian immigrants in Greece. We will focus on practices Albanian parents use to address their children. The practices of interest are address term inversions and (idiomatic Albanian) endearment expressions. The data are mainly in Albanian with some instances of code-switching in Greek.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 15th March 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on the 15th March 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: Yusuke Arano from Chiba University, Japan provides data of ordinary, face-to-face, social interactions where the interactants share various linguistic repertoires. Particularly we will be looking at “Writing/drawing moments” in interactions which the interactants deal with intersubjective problems in situ. English is mainly spoken in the data.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: Thursday 22nd February 2018

The Human Interaction Laboratory Datasession will meet on the 22nd February 2018 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions, or have a look at this new resource from Arizona State University that discusses language and social interaction data analysis sessions from a variety of methodological/disciplinary perspectives: https://www.learninghowtolookandlisten.com.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

RSVP: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992

Data: We will be looking at some transcripts and video data from Edward Reynolds‘ recordings of a New Hampshire USA and Canberra Australia powerlifting team from his ongoing investigations into power lifters’ practices of team-membership and mutual observation, and in these data we will focus on the mundane mathematical procedures of adding and removing various denominations of weights from a bar.

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Human Interaction Lab Data Session: 14th December 2017

The Human Interaction Laboratory data session will meet on the 14th December 2017 in unit 2580, 200 Boston Ave. Medford, MA 02155 from 3-5pm. There is parking outside the building, please meet outside the lab on the second floor (follow the numbers around the corridor from on the second floor until you arrive at 2580.

If you don’t know what a data session is, you can read Saul’s description of learning about Conversation Analytic data sessions.

See our full list of data sessions on our events page.

Contact: saul.albert@tufts.edu / 857-222-5992 for more information or if you need directions once you arrive.

Data: For this session we will be looking at video data collected by Dr. Kristen Bottema-Beutel during a team building workshop that was part of a counselor-in- training program at a sports summer camp in the Western United States. In this workshop, there are five teenagers participating, two of whom have disabilities and three of whom are typically developing. The group is engaging in an activity involving a ‘photo challenge’ where the group is presented with two laminated pages of photos taken in different locations throughout the camp. The challenge is to guess where at camp each photo was taken.

In general, our data session look at a variety of data from everyday conversations and interaction in more constrained and institutional contexts. If you have some data you’d like to bring to the session – please contact saul.albert@tufts.edu.

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