MALEXA project on social interaction receives funding
MALEXA has received 86.000 Danish crowns in funding from the Interacting Minds Centre Seed Fund for an international project with the title Measuring Social Interaction. The project will be conducted by researchers at the universities of Aarhus (Denmark), Masaryk (Czech Republic), Victoria (New Zealand), and Queen’s University Belfast (UK). It will combine long-term participant-observation with precise physiological and behavioural measurements in order to shed light on some key aspects of social interaction by quantifying the effects of social events like public dancing or collective rituals, using cutting-edge equipment and methods in ways never before used in the field. The first part of the project will focus on traditional sega dancing and its effects on social dynamics.