H116 Hatchcroft Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT
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’.
Speakers will discuss a range of topics about this pervasive creative practice on a continuum of techniques, styles and methods: 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.
The symposium will provide students, animators and educators with insights into a range of creative approaches to these rich and complex artistic forms and technologies. We also hope to stimulate discussion about the potential for working with animation in teaching, learning and research in other disciplines.
Attendance is free, however to ensure a place and help us prepare please register by RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 May 2017.
PROGRAMME (download the full programme here)
10:00: Welcome and Introduction
10:15-11:45 On the Spectrum of Human Experience
12:00-13:00 Communities and Collaboration
13:00-13:45 Lunch Break
13:45-15:15 Politics, Labour and Consumption
15:30-16:30 Screening and Discussion