Eve 1: Affective Sciences Emerging: Emotions & Theater Art

Interactive art & science program on emotion, bodily and facial expression.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


April 06, 2006 from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

Affective Sciences Emerging: the interdisciplinary study of emotion
Evening 1: Emotions in Theater Art

An “affective” revolution is currently taking place in many different disciplines. The exclusive emphasis placed on logical inference and rational choice to explain human action is replaced by the investigation of the manifold ways in which affect and emotion shape behavior and decision making.

The Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for Affective Sciences and the Collegium Helveticum will meet with local U.S. institutions and companies at swissnex on April 6 & 7 2006 to debate this fascinating topic, present their research and discuss applications and implications with the industry.

Thursday, April 6 2006: 7:00 – 9:30 pm: Emotions in Theater Art

An interactive Art & Science evening & cocktail reception on emotion, bodily and facial expression.


7:00 pm: Doors open, light buffet & refreshments
8:00 – 9:00 pm: A demonstration of mime and facial expression combining the performance of Leonard Pitt, award-winning mask actor, and the psychological commentary of Dr. Paul Ekman, Professor of Psychology (Emeritus), University of California, San Francisco and expert in expression, physiology of emotion, and deception.

This event is free: please register. To register for Day 1: Virtual emotions in Human-Computer-Interfaces, Day 2: the Neural Architecture of Emotion, Emotional Disturbance & Pain, or Evening 2: Emotions in music please click here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Photograph: Myleen Hollero