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[ecrea] CFP Redefining Animation

Tue Nov 13 23:53:07 GMT 2012


The John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts

The University of Southern California and the School of Cinematic Arts is
proud to host


*The 25th Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies 2013*

June 23th - 27th, Los Angeles California

In the ever evolving field of animation and digital arts, creative and
technical innovation continues to expand the meaning of the art form and
establish new ways to perceive, understand and express the world around us.

Animation* is* the core language of twenty-first century digital art
practice. From Hollywood Motion Pictures to trans-media networks, to
gallery artists and cutting edge scientific research, nearly every field is
finding that animation can contribute and enhance communication and
research across industry, academia and the arts.

Unique in its ability to visually communicate complex ideas and unseen
worlds, animation is ubiquitous in creative and information rich fields.
How does animation penetrate these fields? What is the future of animation?

Redefining Animation invites scholars, researchers and artists to present,
address and critique the expanding art form across disparate media and to
contribute their papers, ideas and observations engaging the variety of
topics below.

*Conference Schedule:*

Sunday, June 23 ? Book Signing and Cocktail Reception

Monday, June 24 -- PAPERS and MICRO-TALKS

Tuesday, June 25 -- PAPERS and SAS Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, June 26 -- PAPERS and MICRO-TALKS

Thursday, JUNE 27-- (optional event with additional fee) Dream Works
Studio/Warner Bros. Archive tours

(NOTE: Poster sessions will be on-going for selected papers)


The Conference hotel rates and campus housing options will be sent in
another email soon.


*The Society for Animation Studies (SAS) *invites submissions for 20-minute
conference presentations and/or 5-minute micro-talks* for its 25th Annual
Conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, California at the School of
Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, June 23th - 27th, 2013.


?      Animating the Intangible: The Animated Soul

?      DIY - Distribution/Streaming Animation on the web-YouTube, Vimeo,
Blogs and Websites *(Viral Animation)*

?      Artifacts of Mobility - Residue of Mobile Technology

?      Environmental Wearable Animation

?      Large-scale Architectural Animation *(Projection Mapping, LED
Technologies etc.)*

?      Animation Infiltration of other Art Forms *(In Galleries and on
Stages, Music, Dance, and Theater)*

?      Virtual Reality, Real-Time, Immersive, Interactive, Experiential

?      Visualizing Science and Animation

?      Documentary Animation

?      Animation within Social Movements

?      Stereoscopy and Perception

?      Facial Gesture, Emotional Resonance through Animation and Cinema

?      Consciousness and Sound

?      Death, Time and Animation

?      Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

?      Animated Holography

?      Historical Devices in Contemporary Animation: *(Stage Projections
and other Optical Illusions)*

?      Creating Worlds: Augmented Reality

?      Redefining Character Animation

?      Animation for Games and Embodied Performance

?      3D Printing from Animation and Sound - *Virtual to Physical*

?      Scale: Animating the Microscopic to the Gigantic

?      Generative Animation

?      Experimental Motion Capture

?      The Animated Brain

?      Animation: Redefining Drawing

*Micro-talk: a timed PowerPoint or Keynote presentation that can include
images, clips, and text to communicate a *Redefining Animation* conference
topic in a mere five minutes. There will be no Q & A period for the
micro-talks. Micro-talks are based on *Pecha Kucha*, a Japanese game-like
presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each.


Please include with your individual submission the following:

  - An indication of whether you wish to present a 20-minute paper or a
5-minute micro-talk and the topic(s) you have selected from the list above.
  - Title and abstract of no more than 250 words (suitable for publication)
  - A brief biographical statement of no more than 150 words (suitable for
  publication) including research background.
  - Complete contact information, including name, institutional
affiliation (if any), postal address, e-mail address and telephone number.
  - A high resolution head shot photo of yourself (suitable for print
  publication). (Optional)
  - Evidence (such as a scanned image of your receipt) that you have
  joined or renewed your SAS membership for 2013.
  - Membership/renewal in the Society for Animation Studies for 2013
is mandatory
  for all conference attendees and presenters.  SAS members gain access to
  the SAS Discussion Group on the SAS website, where conference-related
  details and updates are first posted. For more information on the
  Society, go to its webpage at<>and/or
contact the SAS treasurer, Robert Musburger, at
  (rmusburger /at/

Late proposals and non-members of SAS at the time of submission will be
given lower consideration.  Papers not accepted for presentation will be
considered for poster sessions during the conference.  Poster sessions
allow scholars to present their papers in print form and to respond to
questions individually.

*Deadline for Abstracts:*

December 10th  2012

*Submit to:*

(sas.2013 /at/

*Conference Committee:***

Kathy Smith, Chair, Animation & Digital Arts

Christine Panushka, Professor

Lisa Mann, Instructor of Cinema Practice


*Email correspondence:*

(sas.2013 /at/

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