Jared Taylor is currently Programme Director for Animation at Edinburgh College of Art, a part of the University of Edinburgh. His industrial background in animation is from the interactive sector. He has worked as a designer and producer for small independent games studios developing for clients such as LEGO, Konami, Square Enix, and Nintendo. His interests are in hybrid forms of animation and the emergent/subversive use of technology, even if that technology comes in the shape of a pencil.
His current research focus is on digital recreations of proto-animation optical toys such as phenakistoscopes and praxinoscopes.