PhD(Cantab) Experimental Psychology
Social Interaction, Social Correlates of Embodiment, Entrainment, Gesture, Tacit Knowing
Summary of Research
Investigating the processes underlying knowledge transfer in human interaction
The role of the body in sense-making
The function of rhythm in facilitating human communication
Exploration of the dynamics of technologically-mediated interaction
I have a range of projects in train, including:
(i) exploration of the pragmatics of rhythm in speech and music (with Tommi Himberg);
(ii) touching sound, GISMO (Generic Interfaces for Socio-Musical Orientation), with Richard Hoadley and Helen Odell-Miller of Anglia Ruskin University, Adam Ockleford of Roehampton University, and Ian Cross in the design of a shared musical interface, requiring collaborative interaction, for therapeutic use;
(iii) investigating the rhythmic body movements that occur when people greet each other, i.e. during ‘phatic’ interaction, or ‘small talk’.
(iv) Haydn and the Art of Conversation: A Performance Workshop. Project with Tom Beghin, Maggie Faultless, Sheila Guymer, Rachel Stroud, Elisabeth LeGuin, Ellie Nimeroski, and Mary Hunter. Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium.
Associate Editor, AI & Society: Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Communication. London: Springer
Keynote Speaker at Performing Knowledge, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 25-26 April 2016.
Gill, S. P. (2015). Tacit Engagement: Beyond Interaction. London: Springer.
Gill, S.P. (2007) (Ed.) Cognition, Communication, and Interaction: Transdiciplinary Perspectives of Interactive Technology. Human Computer Interaction Series, London: Springer.
Gill, S.P. (2017) (Ed.) The Relational Interface: Where Art, Science, and Technology Meet. London: Springer
Gill, S. P., Kawamori, M., Katagiri, Y., et al. (2000) ‘Role of Body Moves in dialogue’. International Journal of Language and Communication 12, 89-114.
Gill, S. P. and Borchers, J. (2004) Knowledge in co-action: social intelligence in collaborative design activity. AI and Society, 17 (3-4), 322-33.
Gill, S. P. (2004) Body moves and tacit knowing. Cognition and technology: co-existence, convergence, and co-evolution (241-266) Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing.
Gill, S. P. (2007) Entrainment and musicality in the human system interface. AI and Society, 21 (4), 567-60.
Gill, S. P. (2008) Knowledge as embodied performance. Cognition, Communication and Interaction: Human-Computer Interaction Series, Pt I, 3-30.
Gill, S.P. (2011) Rhythmic Synchrony and Mediated Interaction: Towards a Framework of Rhythm in Mediated Interaction. In Special Issue on Witnessed Presence, AI & Society, 27 (1),
Nevejan, C. and Gill, S.P. (2011) Guest Editors. Witnessed Presence. AI & Society, 27 (1).
Gill, S.P. and Tamburrini, G. (2008) Guest Editors. Socio and Techno Ethics of Human Interaction with Communication, Bionic, and Robotic Systems. AI & Society.
Himberg, T., Thompson, M., Gill, S.P. (2013) Rhythmic Entrainment in Communicative Dyadic Improvisation. In Proceedings of International Symposium of Performance Science 2013, Vienna.
Aaron, S., Barnard, P., Cross, I., Gill, S.P., Himberg, T., Hoadley, R., Odell-Miller, H., Toulson, R. (2013) Touching Sound: Vulnerability and Synchronicity. In Proceedings of the CHI2013 Workshop in Designing for and with Vulnerable People.