A Slow Meeting: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Human Slow Movements

22 June 2023, 9:00 
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History 
A Slow Meeting: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Human Slow Movements

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We are happy to invite you to the upcoming Tel Aviv University / Rutgers University joint meeting: “A Slow Meeting: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Human Slow Movements”


22/06/23, 0900 - 1700
The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University


0900 - 0945 Getting together & Opening remarks


0945 - 1115 Session I - Cognitive, biomechanical and neural perspectives on slow movements

Robrecht van der Wel - Exploring Movement Rate as a Window into Action Cognition


Sharon Hassin - Why are Parkinson’s Patients Slow?


Lior Noy - Slow Motion in Joint Improvisation


1115 - 1145 Break


1145 - 1245 Session II - Short Slows: a variety of quick talks and reactions

Ido Laufer - Falling Slowly


Alma Maria Simon - Transformations in Stillness: The Act of 'Stopping' in Dance

and Everyday Movements


Alexander Refsum Jensenius - Exploring Human Micromotion Through Standing Still


Marta Sikora and Hadar Levy -Slowly Playing the Viola & Violin


1245 - 1415 Lunch break & Slow movement In action (with Ella Ben Aarhon)


1415 - 1545 Session III - Applied perspectives on slow movements

Jason Friedman - Biomechanics of Slow Movements

Sharon Toker - I Am Stressed Therefore, I Am: on The Difficulties of Slowing Down at Work

Nea Ehrlich - Glitchy Aesthetics: Slow Animation and Blackboxed AI


1545 - 1630 Small group work


1630 - 1700 Presentation of small group work and Closing


Organizing committee: Jason Friedman (Tel Aviv University), Robrecht van der Wel (Rutgers University), Lior Noy (Ono Academic College)


The meeting is funded by the bi-national collaboration of Tel Aviv University and Rutgers and the Biomed@TAU Motor learning hub


Please send any questions to: slow.movement.2023@gmail.com



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