Thinking outside or inside the box? In the Cathexis project, we combine some of my research passions: analyzing human behavior and deception detection, all in a playful manner. But when technology meets live, interactive performance, many challenges need to be overcome. After residencies in Utrecht, Paris, Louvain-la-Neuve, Avignon, Brussels and Belgrade, we return to Sarajevo for the Mess festival in October this year.
Sophie van der Zee has been nominated for the New Scientist Talent Award 2018 for her research on deception detection. Local news channels Open Rotterdam interviewed us both, and made an item about it (in Dutch).
An experiment, a recording? Breaking new ground!
The short documentary “The Science of Deception” is online at CuriosityStream. It features, among others, Paul J. Taylor, Jeff Hancock, Judee Burgoon and Dan Ariely. The work at Utrecht University, Cambridge University (Sophie van der Zee) and Lancaster University is used as the background story, linking theory and practice. A registered or trail account will give you access to the documentary.
On October 12-13, Malte Lorbach, Judith Homberg and I organize the “Better analysis, fewer animals” (BAFA) workshop. Our aim is to bring together researchers from computer science and (neuro)biology, as well as practitioners, to understand the challenges in automated animal behavior analysis.
We will have invited talks by dr. Roian Egnor, prof. Robert Fisher, prof. Louk Vanderschuren and prof. York Winter.
Thanks to NWO, ZonMW and Utrecht University, the registration is free. Please check the website.
Fun day trying out various lie detection technologies with Sophie van der Zee and Paul Taylor, for a pilot on the Office Without Lies. Thanks to University of Twente’s Designlab and Jay, Simon and Imogen from Thoroughly Modern Media.
Have you been curious what computer have been doing lately in understanding our videos? And what they still struggle with? Check out this article on NEMO Kennislink (in Dutch) about our research on automated video understanding.