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The Metaphor Factory (708)
1 September 2020
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Samuel Lagier ; Dr Cristina Soriano
Metaphors are more than sophisticated poetic embellishments – they shape our everyday lives in the way we speak, understand and act. A metaphor is a gateway between a known concept and a new dimension: it is this collision between disparate ideas that can transform confusion into comprehension. By looking at a complex problem or a new concept from unexpected angles and with different lenses metaphors help researchers to grasp the different facets of the challenge at hand. With this multi-facetted representation in mind, explaining the complexity of an idea becomesa lot easier.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to :- build their own metaphors
Requirements: Send a brief description of your work (4 sentences) including the research discipline you work in.
Date: Tuesday 1st September 2020
Schedule: from 9 am to 11 am
Dr Samuel Lagier has been practicing research and improvised comedy for 11 years, 2 disciplines that are wrongly considered unrelated. He now specialises in helping researchers to communicate their work, experts to communicate their ideas (TEDxLausanne) and colleagues to work together(with the Renegade Saints). In other words, he build bridges between people and ideas. And what better tool to do that than metaphors?
Dr Cristina Soriano is a linguist and metaphor researcher. She became interested in metaphor looking at the way we talk about emotions. Most of what we say in that case is figurative. But metaphors transcend the language of emotion. They are pervasive. There is hardly anything we can say in every day conversation that is completely literal. Why is this so? Cristina studies what makes metaphors indispensable cognitive mechanisms and effective communicative tools.