GAPS2017: Global Arts and Psychology Seminar
GAPS took place from 28 to 29 April 2017 at five global locations: Boston (USA), Graz (Austria), La Plata (Argentina), Sheffield (UK), and Sydney (Australia). The program ran day and night for 24 hours to accommodate time zone differences, which relative to UTC/GMT in April are Boston (-4 hours), La Plata (-3), Sheffield (+1), Graz (+2), and Sydney (+10).
GAPS2017 developed and tested a new conference format that has the potential to revolutionize academic conferences. All presentations were streamed to a cloud and viewed in real time at one or more other global location. Discussions following presentations were documented and presentations retained as videos in a password-protected system. In July 2018, the new format will be scaled up for the international music psychology conference ICMPC15/ESCOM10.
GAPS2017 was about the arts and the people who create and appreciate them, from a psychological perspective. "The arts" include auditory arts (music, sound design), visual arts (painting, architecture), literature, drama, opera, digital arts, and so on. We focused on music and presented current research by students.
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