Third series

Please note: All seminars will take place on Teams. If you would like to attend the seminar series or just one of the seminars below, please contact the organisers, Nicole Ruta (KU Leuven) and Marina Iosifian (University of St Andrews). We would be happy to add you to the ArC community!

Seminar 25: Artificial Intelligence (AI) creating art

Wednesday 8 March 2023, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UK time

Artificial intelligence is increasingly used to generate art. What are the implications of using AI to create texts and poetry? And can we solve the conundrum of identifying the locus of creativity: is it the human or the AI that creates the art?


  • Boris Orekhov, PhD, Researcher in Literary Studies, Pushkinsky Dom
  • Derya Soydaner, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Brain and Cognition, KU Leuven

Seminar 26: Literature and embodied predictive processing

Wednesday 22 March 2023, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UK time

What makes a literary artwork engaging? Is it how well we are able to predict and visualise the story? Or is the ability of the words to engage our body and senses?


  • Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Karin Kukkonen, Professor in Comparative Literature, Department of Literature, European Languages and Area Studies, University of Oslo

Seminar 27: Music as proprioceptive art

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UK time

Music may affect the audience’s own physicality. How does it provoke the recipients’ perception of their own body, i.e., their proprioception? We will discuss the role of embodiment in music perception.


  • Andrea Schiavio, PhD, Lecturer, School of Arts and Creative Technologies, University of York
  • Markus Schrenk, Professor for Theoretical Philosophy, Düsseldorf University

Seminar 28: Art in Museum: how people interact with museum-based art?

Tuesday 30 January 2024, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm UK time

In everyday life, people engage with art in different conditions, including streets, art galleries, and the Internet. These conditions affect the way we engage with art. We will discuss how museum setting affects the way people process art.


  • Line Clausen Pedersen, PhD, Director of Collections & Research, National Galleries of Scotland
  • Pablo P. L. Tinio, Professor and Head of the Creativity & Aesthetics Lab, Montclair State University