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2017-03-28, Cairo. The Ain Shams University Spring Cognitive Science Institute.
2018-01-11, Hunan Normal University, Changsha. The Establishment of the Center for Cognitive Science.
2016-10-24, Wrocław. Slideshow: Turner in Wrocław, 2016
Leipzig, 2015. Awards ceremony, Annaliese Maier Research Prize.
Photo credit: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/[Christian Schneider-Bröcker]
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Hi-res 5x7 photo suitable for publicity in 2005 will download if you click the headshot. Need a new one . . .
Julebord, Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters, 2011.
Why are we so innovative? Where do new ideas come from? Why are human beings so exceptionally good at innovation, leaving other species mentally in the dust? How can we hold onto new ideas once they are formed? This book explores the claim that the human spark, the source of innovation and the origin of ideas, was an advance that occurred in a particular kind of mental operation, which Turner calls blending. View the book talk
Human communication is multimodal, involving language, co-speech gesture, interpersonal interaction, audiovisual components, affordances of the environment, media, and technology. Traditional text corpora have only just begun to include examples of multimodal communication. In this talk, we will look at theoretical and empirical aspects of computer-assisted research on a massive multimodal corpus of human language and communication. View the talk
Human thought stretches across vast ranges of time, space, causation, and agency, and yet the machinery we have for producing these thoughts is highly local. How can we manage with local minds to construct, manipulate, and manage such vast and diffuse ranges of ideas? View the talk.
Mark Turner, ASC from National Humanities Center on Vimeo.
Videoclip from a freshman class