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April 24, 2024

MacKenzie Trupp’s (UNIVIE) research received The Impact Award 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVIE PhD Candidate MacKenzie Trupp has been recently awarded with the Impact Award 2023 funded by the City of Vienna Cultural Affairs for her research funded by ARTIS. MacKenzie Trupp is a doctoral candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) of the University of Vienna.Through […]
October 02, 2023

Paper on Ethical Conflicts in the Research Project: ARTIS. Research as ‘Dirty’[1]: On Colonial Histories of Research

The ARTIS project description aims to research ‘how art impacts societies depending on their dominant ideologies’. This excerpt by Anisha Gupta Müller (KHB) hopes to turn the question around: how do dominant ideologies affect research in the first place? From the context of weißensee kunsthochschule, Anisha Gupta Müller writes on the ethical problems that foreground scientific research
July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.

Demmer, T. R., Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J., & Pelowski, M. (2023). Does an emotional connection to art really require a human artist? Emotion and intentionality responses to AI- versus human-created art and impact on aesthetic experience. Computers in Human Behavior, 107875.

Fingerhut, J. (2020). Habits and the enculturated mind: Pervasive artifacts, predictive processing, and expansive habits. In F. Caruana & I. Testa (Eds.), Habits (1st ed., pp. 352–375). Cambridge University Press.

Fingerhut, J., Gomez-Lavin, J., Winklmayr, C., & Prinz, J. J. (2021). The aesthetic self. The importance of aesthetic taste in music and art for our perceived identity. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 577703. 

Fingerhut J. (2021). Enacting Media. An Embodied Account of Enculturation Between Neuromediality and New Cognitive Media Theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 635993.

García-Esparza, J.A., Negru, M., Hein, C. & Rogač Mijatović, L. (2023). Cultural heritage as an inspiration for place-making in the historic city: A transversal approach, in: Placemaking in Practice – Experiences and Approaches from a Pan-European Perspective (1). Brill.

Heimann, K., Boelsbjerg, H. B., Allen, C., van Beek, M., Suhr, C., Lübbert, A., & Petitmengin, C. (2022). The lived experience of remembering a ‘good’ interview: Micro-phenomenology applied to itself. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Hegenbart, S. (2022). From Bayreuth to Burkina Faso: Christoph Schlingensief’s Opera Village Africa as postcolonial Gesamtkunstwerk? Leuven University Press.

Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J., Brinkman, H., Ganster, V., Tanaka, T., Specker, E., Mikuni, J., Güldenpfennig, F., Gartus, A., Rosenberg, R., & Pelowski, M. (2023). How Do We Move in Front of Art? How Does This Relate to Art Experience? Linking Movement, Eye Tracking, Emotion, and Evaluations in a Gallery-Like Setting. Empirical Studies of the Arts, 0(0).

Kühnapfel, C., Fingerhut, J. & Pelowski, M. (2023), The Role of the Body in the Experience of Installation Art: A Case Study of Visitors’ Bodily Experience in Tomás Saraceno’s “in orbit.” Frontiers in Psychology, 14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1192689

Goutrié, C. (2022). Rassismus- und herrschaftskritische Faktographie. Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, 14(26), 24–36.

Richard, A., Pelowski, M., Spee, B. (Eds). (2023). Art and Neurological Disorders—Illuminating the Intersection of Creativity and the Changing Brain. Current Clinical Neurology Series. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Humana Press: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-031-14723-4. 

Spee, B. T. M., Sladky, R., Fingerhut, J., Laciny, A., Kraus, C., Carls-Diamante, S., Brücke, C., Pelowski, M., & Treven, M. (2022). Repeating patterns: Predictive processing suggests an aesthetic learning role of the basal ganglia in repetitive stereotyped behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 930293.

Stamkou, E., Brummelman, E., Dunham, R., Nikolic, M., & Keltner, D. (2023). Awe Sparks Prosociality in Children. Psychological Science, 0(0).

Trupp, M. D., Bignardi, G., Chana, K., Specker, E., & Pelowski, M. (2022). Can a Brief Interaction With Online, Digital Art Improve Wellbeing? A Comparative Study of the Impact of Online Art and Culture Presentations on Mood, State-Anxiety, Subjective Wellbeing, and Loneliness. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 782033. 

Trupp, M. D., Bignardi, G., Specker, E., Vessel, E. A., & Pelowski, M. (2023). Who benefits from online art viewing, and how: The role of pleasure, meaningfulness, and trait aesthetic responsiveness in computer-based art interventions for well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 145, 107764.

Pelowski, M., Specker, E., Boddy, J., Immelmann, B., Haiduk, F., Spezie, G., Ibáñez de Aldecoa, P., Jean-Joseph, H., Leder, H., & Markey, P. S. (2022). Together in the dark?: Investigating the understanding and feeling of intended emotions between viewers and professional artists at the Venice Biennale. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. 

Pelowski, M., Spee, B. T. M., Arato, J., Dörflinger, F., Ishizu, T., & Richard, A. (2022). Can we really ‘read’ art to see the changing brain? A review and empirical assessment of clinical case reports and published artworks for systematic evidence of quality and style changes linked to damage or neurodegenerative disease. Physics of Life Reviews, 43, 32–95.

Pelowski, M. (2023). Can art have a positive impact on society? EU Research, Winter 2023 (37), 38–39.

Perez Matos, J. A., Richard, A., Spee, B. T., & Pelowski, M. (2021). Neurodegenerative diseases, art and creativity: Therapeutic implications. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 11(3), 187–192.

Rogač Mijatović, L., Ristic, M. &Martinoli, A. (2023). Creativity and innovation: Perspectives and challenges of the future; In: Ristić, M; Martinoli, A; Rogač Mijatović, Lj. (ed.) (2022) Creativity and innovation in theatre, radio and culture: visions and values for the future. Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Institute for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television. in preparation.