Expanded Animations – Mapping an Unlimited Landscape

Thu 5. 9. 09:40 – 18:20
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

This propensity for Computer Animation to expand and merge with other fields is unmistakable. On the one hand, there is an apparent danger for this field to develop into an interdisciplinary fringe domain. On the other, the very fact that it has continually expanded offers substantial potential for a new orientation. Is the field of Computer Animation experiencing an existential crisis? Or is the context of an unlimited field actually an essential core element?

Digital Animation has become a pervasive element in our daily lives, at times visibly recognizable as a simulation and at others almost indistinguishable from real-world content. Moving images created with computer technology constitute a very diverse spectrum, particularly in hybrid forms, and are products of a highly interdisciplinary collaboration of individuals from the worlds of industry, research, art and science. In this unlimited domain, animation is ubiquitous and yet, simultaneously, undifferentiated. To even attempt to define what Digital Animation is, it becomes necessary to more closely examine this dynamic and constantly expanding field.

A symposium entitled “Expanded Digital Animation: Mapping an Unlimited Landscape” will be held as part of the Ars Electronica 2013 on 5th September. A collaboration between the Hagenberg Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the Ars Electronica Festival and LENTOS Kunstmuseum, it aims to address the transgression of borders, hybrid forms and fringe areas within the field of Computer Animation.

The conference is aimed at artists, producers, researchers, students and all those commuters who want to travel in unknown terrains of animation.

The conference creates particular through the varied program of Ars Electronica an exciting context and the basis for an insightful reflection of possible approaches.

Indroduction & Welcome

09:40 – 10:00 Jürgen Hagler & Alexander Wilhelm / Expanded Digital Animation

Exploration 1 // Mapping the Landscape: Theory and Art

10:00 – 10:40 Suzanne Buchan / Pervasive Animation
10:40 – 11:20 Virgil Widrich / in/out – digital/analog Bilder zwischen digitalem Realismus und analoger Glaubwürdigkeit
11:20 – 11:40 Short Coffee Break
11:40 – 12:30 John Gerrard / John Gerrard / Exercise
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Exploration 2 // Collapsing Boundaries: Performance, Interaction and Data Narration

14:00 – 14:30 Karin Wehn / Conquering New Ground: Animation on the Move
14:30 – 15:00 Friedrich Kirschner / Computer Animation in a Performance Context
15:00 – 15:30 Joreg / Completing Reality – About Rmperceptible Realtime Computer Graphics
15:30 – 16:00 Benjamin Wiederkehr / Thoughts on Animation in Information Visualization
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

Exploration 3 // Unlimited Fields: Transformation and Interpretation

16:30 – 17:25 Semiconductor / A-Z of Noise
17:25 – 18:20 Quayola / Memo Akten / Hybrid Spaces of Animated Painting and Sculpture


Der genaue Zeitplan der Konferenz wird demnächst online gestellt.

Thu 5. 9. 09:40 – 18:20
LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz

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