Media Technology MSc

Public Graduation Presentations

All are invited to the public presentations of Media Technology MSc graduation projects on Friday, August 26. In 20-25 minutes each, graduating students present their research project followed by a public discussion.

All are invited to attend! The presentations are open to the public. Feel free to join.

When and where?

Friday, August 26 2016, 10h00 - 17h00
Gravensteen Building, rooms 0.11 and 1.11
Pieterskerkhof 6, 2311 SR, Leiden (map)
Language: English

Room 0.11:

10.00 – 10.35 Maarten Lodewijk
Title: “Being Superman: Effects of superhero embodiment in virtual reality on exertion capabilities”

Thesis advisors: Maarten Lamers and Robin S. Rosenberg (Menlo Park)

10.45 – 11.20 Lise Stork
Title: “Assessing functional distortions in spatial mental representations using non-linear dimensionality reduction
Thesis advisors: Maarten Lamers and Thomas Barkowksy (Universität Bremen)

11.30 – 12.05 Jeroen van Oorschot
Title: "Assessing aggression: a physical approach"
Thesis advisors: Maarten Lamers and Ricardo Cachucho

12.05 - 12.40 BREAK

12.40 – 13.15 Danyi Liu
Title: “Navigation in an Audio Maze Game with a Quadraphonic and Octophonic Speaker Set-Up
Thesis advisors: Edwin van der Heide and Fons Verbeek


14.10 – 14.45 Manolis Fragkiadakis
Title: “Influence of Surround Sound on Visual Fixations During Voluntary Video Viewing
Thesis advisors: Maarten Lamers and Bernhard Hommel (Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition)

14.45 – 14.55 BREAK

14.55 – 15.30 Xander Bos
Title: “Computer assisted brainstorming: which ideation tool is the best and why?
Thesis supervisors: Maarten Lamers and Peter van der Putten

15.40 – 16.15 Marjolijn Ruijg
Title: “Does the Data Doppelgänger Reside in The Uncanny Valley?
Thesis supervisors: Peter van der Putten and Gabriele Ferri (Hogeschool van Amsterdam)

Room 1.11:

10.00 – 10.35 Brandi Rose
Title: “Does motivation play a role in Dunbar’s number? A new perspective into the limitations of social network sizes
Thesis supervisors: Max van Duijn and Wouter Wolf (VU University Amsterdam)


11.30 – 12.05 Paulina Kozlowska
Title: “How the use of visual communication influences understanding: An insight into the use of the Dutch government form by non-native speakers
Thesis supervisors: Max van Duijn and Helena Haapio (University of Vaasa)

12.05 – 12.40 BREAK


13.25 – 14.00 Bardo Frings
Title: “Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Produced by Wireless Technologies Actually Might Do Cause Adverse Health Effects. What now?
Thesis supervisors: Jaap van den Herik and Max van Duijn

14.10 – 14.45 Sophie Rust
Title: “Smoothened emotions: The effect of (digital) Botox on communication”
Thesis supervisors: Max van Duijn and Maikel Scheer (cosmetic medical specialist)

14.45 - 14.55 BREAK

14.55 – 15.30 Carolien Teunisse
Title: “CloseHR: an experimental study on the effects of interpersonal touch on the sense of presence in an immersive Hybrid Environment
Thesis supervisors: Edwin van der Heide and Anouk Keizer (Utrecht University)


For full thesis abstracts, see the Media Technology Forum.

26 August 2016