28 February 2012
The American website Mothering.com is showing 'The connected baby: a film conversation' by Suzanne Zeedyk and Jonathan Robertson from 28 February to through 1 March.
'The connected baby' is structured in six chapters: an introduction and five dances -
- the dance of connection
- the dance of the nappy
- the dance of the air
- the dance of the big sister
- the dance of the mirror
Each dance observes and analyses the interaction between baby and parent, sibling or grandmother in a familiar domestic situation, in order to highlight the extraordinary abilities of the young baby to communicate and enter into conversation with a partner.
On the DVD each dance is accessible independently of the others, enabling its use as a focus for discussion groups, lectures, workshops, or training.
Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee, where she has been based since 1993. Her research expertise focuses on the early communicative interactions of parents and infants. In recent years, this has extended to the study of interventions for communicative disorders such as autism, sensory impairment, and dementia.
Jonathan Robertson is an independent film maker based in Fife, Scotland, having previously taught Photography and History and Theory of Art at the University of Dundee. He has made photographic and film studies about a range of subjects in France and Thailand, many of which fall into the category of material culture. His collaboration with Suzanne began in 2008, when they were awarded a public engagement grant by The British Psychological Society to make a film about her research.