09:15 Opening event

SESSION IV –Synthesis for the future
Chair: S. De Stasio

09:30 – 10:30 The art of creating your own senses: Lecture and Dance performance
Moon Ribas

Moon Ribas Moon Ribas is a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing the Seismic Sense, an online seismic sensor once implanted in her feet that allowed her to perceive earthquakes taking place anywhere in the planet through vibrations in real time. In order to share her experience, she then translated her seismic sense on stage. Ribas transposed the earthquakes into either sound, in her piece Seismic Percussion; or dance, in Waiting For Earthquakes. In these performances the Earth is the composer and the choreographer; and Ribas, the interpreter.

Connectedness as a Biological Imperative: Understanding the consequences of trauma through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory”
Stephen Porges
Polyvagal Theory expands our understanding of normal and atypical behavior, mental health, and psychiatric disorders.  Polyvagal Theory, by incorporating a developmental perspective, explains how maturation of the autonomic nervous system forms the neural “platform” upon which social behavior and the development of trusting relationships are based.  The theory explains how reactions to danger and life threat and experiences of abuse and trauma may retune our nervous system to respond to friends, caregivers, and teachers as if they were predators. The theory may help practitioners distinguish the contextual features that trigger defense from those that are calming and support spontaneous social engagement

Discussant: G. Ferri

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00–13:00 Round Table
M. Paiva
M. Komi
C. Walling
Chair: S. De Stasio

13:15 Closing