Category: Events

Call for Papers: Small Nations Symposium 2022

‘Small Nations’ Symposium will be a hybrid event hosted by Animation Research Network Scotland at Edinburgh College of Art on the 5th and 6th of November 2022. This two-day conference intends to consider how nations and nationhood might influence or affect animation production and content. Duncan Petrie has theorised the state of the Scottish film …

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Leverhulme Visiting Professor: Eric Dyer – April 2022

We are pleased to announced we will welcome Leverhulme Visiting Professor Eric Dyer to present his work at Edinburgh College of Art on Thursday the 7th of April at 4pm. Tickets are very limited and can be booked via Eventbrite. Professor Dyer (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) is internationally recognised as a world leader in …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Ray Harryhausen: Re-Animator

Raz Greenberg Raz Greenberg is an animation researcher and a teaching fellow at the Tel Aviv University. Among his areas of research are the history and definition of animation – especially the influence that different forms of animation, as stop motion, have on other forms, as hand-drawn animation. He is the author of “Hayao Miyazaki: Exploring the …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Creating Immersive Stimuli for a Human Reaction Study Using Stop Motion Animation

Bernhard Schmitt Bernhard Schmitt is an assistant professor at the school of Art, Design and Media of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Since his graduation from Mainz University of Applied Science Bernhard has worked as animator and animation rigger for a variety of international studios, notably Walt Disney Animation and Aardman Animations. As screenwriter, director …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Animation: Revealing the Automaton Within

Katherine O’Connor Katherine has taught animation for nearly twenty years at Teesside University and specialises in 2D and stop-motion animation. Currently studying a practice based PhD her work explores links between the Uncanny and Foucault’s Spaces of Otherness. Her most recent conference publications have examined the heterotopic nature of animation as well as the ‘hiding’ place of the uncanny within the animated form, this paper aims to build on this research, looking at …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Pos Eso (Sam, 2014): the first stop-motion Basque feature in context

Maitane Junguitu Dronda Maitane Junguitu worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her research subject is the historical development of commercial animated cinema from the Basque Country, specifically, the features directed by Juanba Berasategi. The proposed paper goes deep on the context of production and interpretation of ​Pos …

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Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Re-imagining the place of puppets in contemporary animation

Lea Vidakovic Lea Vidakovic is a multimedia artist and independent scholar, who works with traditional puppet animation in the field of art, animated installations and expanded media practices. Her research interests include fragmented narratives and new storytelling approaches for animated installations, expanded cinema, storytelling and puppet animation in contemporary context. She is a recent PhD …

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