Photos, audiovisual clips, podcasts, screencasts, . . .

YouTube channels: Mark Turner. Red Hen Lab

2024-05-21. The Integrated Study of the Mind. Center for Cognitive Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, & Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb.


2023-12-16. 2023 International Conference on Multimodal Communication.

2023-09-01. Eve Sweetser, Line Cecile Engh, and Mark Turner. “Monks and Saints: Blended Viewpoint in the Construction of Selves.” Blogpost, Diegesis in Mind.

2023-08-08. Tiago Torrent, Arthur Lorenzi, Thomas Hoffmann, and Mark Turner. “Copilots for Frame Semanticists: AI, Constructions, and Frames." Talk at the International FrameNet Workshop

2023-08-07. "Persistence of the Base." Tiago Torrent and Mark Turner, at the ICLC16 session on the legacy of Gilles Fauconnier.

2022-11-19. "Conceptual Compressions in Multimodal Communication about Energy."
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2022-09-06. "Blending in Diegesis." View the recording

2022-07-13. Data Science Methods for the Study of Co-Speech Gesture.
Symposium at the 9th Conference of the International Society of Gesture Studies.

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2021-12-11. Keynote, 2021 International Conference on Multimodal Communication.
"Computational Tools for Researching Frames and Frame Blending."

2021-06-26-29. CogSci2021 symposium on Blending in Animal Cognition. Mark Turner's Introduction

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2021-02-24, 3pm Eastern Time. Data Science Colloquium: Wenyue Xi and Mark Turner. Data Science for FrameNet and Frame Blends

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2020-12-12&13, China Standard Time. "Mistaking Our Futures." ICIMC2020: 2020 International Conference on Intercultural Multimodal Communication. Changsa, China.

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2020-11-25, 7pm GMT-6. Story, Projection, and Parable: The Fabric of Meaning.

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Distinguished Lecture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

2020-07-23. Blending Stories and Frames in Imagining Our Futures

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A talk webcast from GELP-COLIN. The talk is in English.

2020-06-28. Conceptual Blending as a Central Process of Grammar, Language, and Communication

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A talk webcast from the Brazilian Linguistics Association

2020-05-20. Aspects of multimodal communication in our distributed imagining of our futures.

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A talk at IMCC, the Oxford International Multimodal Communication Centre.

2020-01-16. Data Science Colloquium.

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2023-05-24. Δονούσα


2023-03-10. UCSD.


2017-03-28, Cairo. The Ain Shams University Spring Cognitive Science Institute.


2019-03-28. The 2019 Salomon Bochner Lecture. Scientia Institute of Rice University.

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2020-01-05. Hunan.

2017-11-17, Beijing.


2018-11-03, 2018 International Conference on Multimodal Communication. Hi-Res.


2018-11-02, 2018 International Conference on Multimodal Communication.


2018-07-02, Bavaria. KU-Eichstatt


2016-10-24, Wrocław. Slideshow: Turner in Wrocław, 2016


2016-10-24, Wrocław:




Leipzig, 2015. Awards ceremony, Annaliese Maier Research Prize.

Photo credit: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/[Christian Schneider-Bröcker]
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Pamplona, 2015


Stockholm, 2015

Moscow, 2014

Hi-res 5x7 photo suitable for publicity in 2005 will download if you click the headshot. Need a new one . . .
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Julebord, Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science & Letters, 2011.

In Belo Horizonte

2018-06-11. Big Data Tools for Research on Narrative and Blending.
Cognitive and Empirical Methods, RWTH Aachen.

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2013-04-17: The Origin of Ideas

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.

BBC Radio Interview, 2014-01-21

Australian Broadcasting Corporation interview on The Origin of Ideas. 2014-05-07.

2014-05-14. Blending as a blessing and a curse. Australian National Broadcasting program.

Video Clip, 3/2/2012: All the news that's fit to watch: A new computational linguistics, or how to study a billion words and two hundred thousand hours of TV

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.

Image of Mark Turner.

Video Clip, 5/3/2012: In a Nutshell: How Can We Have Vast Ideas in Local Minds?

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.

The Way We Think goes to the movies, from the documentary Supermennesket: Den menneskelige maskine