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Symposium: From Human Experience to Radical Experiments:  Animation, 3D and VR in Teaching, Learning and Research
16 May, Middlesex University, London

Symposium: From Human Experience to Radical Experiments: Animation, 3D and VR in Teaching, Learning and Research

Tuesday May 16 2017
Room: HATCHCROFT H116
10:00-16:30
Middlesex University
 
 

Animation presents a remarkable scope of imaginative interpretations of the world we live in and others we imagine. This symposium showcases the contexts and current research of Middlesex University Animation, 3D Animation and Virtual Reality practitioners and scholars that underpin teaching approaches and philosophies, with a focus on ‘animating the human’.

Topics range from social critique, software cultures and curating successful collaborative projects to VR in palliative care, workplace politics, real and virtual learning resources, MTV aesthetics, and creative (online) communities.   

We also hope to stimulate discussion about the potential for working with animation in teaching, learning and research in other disciplines.

All welcome. To ensure a place and help us prepare please register by RSVP by Friday May 12 to: s.buchan[at]mdx.ac.uk

Organised by the Electronic and Digital Arts Research Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries.

 

PROGRAMME

10:00: Welcome and Introduction

10:15-11:45 On the Spectrum of Human Experience

•  How to Make Exciting Films from Boring Subjects (Prof Jonathan Hodgson)

•  More than Meets the Eye: Animating Troubled Minds (Harriet Titlow)

•  Soothing Pain through Animation: Opportunities for the Animator’s Art to Treat Pain Through the Medium of Virtual Reality Simulations (Sophie Mobbs)

11:45-12:00: Break

12:00-13:00 Communities and Collaboration

•  More than a Destination: The Collaborative Journey of ‘Lost Luggage’ (Osbert Parker and Gavin Fernandes)

•  Spectral Communities of Practice (Ben Wheele)

13:00-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-15:15 Politics, Labour and Consumption

•  One Dimensional Animation: MTV Animation and The ‘Quasi-Artistic Venture' (Dr Lilly Husbands)

•  Death to Animation! The Dick Arnall Collection as Phoenix of the UK Animation Renaissance (Prof Suzanne Buchan)

•  OReilly, Laughton and Warburton: Oppositions and Interventions into the Political Economy of Contemporary

CGI (Alex Charnley)

15:15-15:30 Break

15:30-16:30 Screening and Discussion

•  Film Screening: ‘Animating the Human’

•  Summary Q&A and Discussion