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EMTECH Workshop: "Affective Responses to New Technologies"

EMTECH Workshop in Berlin on May 11, 2019.

News from Apr 24, 2019

Emotional Machines: The Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan (EMTECH)

EMTECH Workshop: “Affective Responses to New Technologies”


Time:    May 11th, 2019 (Saturday), 11:00 – 17:30

Place:   Institute of Japanese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Hittorfstr. 18, 14195 Berlin, Germany, Conference Room 1.35 (1st floor)


Workshop Programme:

11:00 – 11:15


Prof. Dr. Elena Giannoulis (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

11:15 – 12:00

Exploring Affects, Digital Games, and Trauma

Dr. Carman Ng (Universität Bremen, Germany)

12:00 – 12:45

Quantifying feelings: Technologically-enhanced reader response theories

Prof. Dr. Elena Giannoulis, Berthold Frommann (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

13:45 – 14:30

A social psychological exploration of the uncanny valley

Duygu Pir (SOAS University of London, UK)

14:30 – 15:15

How Human-Robot Touch Interaction Affects Human Physiology and Impressions of the Robot/Interaction

Dr. Yuefang Zhou (Universität Potsdam, Germany)

15:45 – 16:45

Digital Matchmaking Systems in Japan: Can You Fall in Love Without Expressing Yourself?

Dr. Agnès Giard (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

16:45 – 17:30  Final Discussion



Prof. Dr. Elena Giannoulis
Freie Universität Berlin 
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften 
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin



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