The 22nd Annual Society for Animation Studies Conference

Saturday 10th July

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 - 10.30 Keynote – Clare Kitson (Lecture Theatre) - Chair: Paul Ward, Arts University College, Bournemouth

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30 Roundtable Session - Convergence (Lecture Theatre)

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.45 Paper Sessions
Gaming and Virtual Realities (Lecture Theatre) - Chair: Birgitta Hosea, Central St Martins College of Art & Design
• Animation and Augmented Reality (Erwin Feyersinger, University of Innsbruck)
• Contextualising dynamic emotional facial expression animation (Robin Sloan, Abertay University)
• The lively user: The Nintendo Wii system and the (re)animation of the player (Patrick Crogan, University of the West of England, Bristol)

Character and Performance (Room J05) - Chair: Van Norris, University of Portsmouth
• Actors in Sin City’s Animated Fantasy: Avatars, Aliens or Cinematic Dead-ends? (Pierre Floquet, IPB, Bordeaux University)
• Heavenly Voices and Bestial Bodies: Issues of Performance and Representation in Celebrity Voice-acting (Rebecca Miller Asherie, New York University)
• Avatar, “e-motion capture”, and the shifting industry rhetoric around performance/animation hybrids (Lisa Bode, University of Queensland)

14.50 – 16.05 Paper Sessions
Audiences and Interactivity (Room J05) - Chair: Pam Turner, Virginia Commonwealth University
• New Opportunities for Real-time Simulation in Animation (Mark Chavez and Liu Lin Yi)
• Not just for Kids: engaging an online adult audience with animation (Helen Jackson, Binary Fable Studios)
• From the first to the fifth screen: the evolution of narrative animation across contemporary screens (Deborah Szapiro, University of Technology, Sydney)

Interdisciplinary approaches (Lecture Theatre) - Chair: David Williams, (Retired) Teeside University
• Textile and Animation Theory: Who Needs it? (Jessica Hemmings, Edinburgh College of Art)
• Art, Animation and the Collaborative Process (Heather Holian, University of North Carolina)
• Blending Media: Expanding Animation in Contemporary and Interdisciplinary Research Fields (Suzanne Buchan, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham)

16.05 – 16.35 Coffee Break

16.35 – 17.50 Paper Sessions
Pedagogy and online learning, theory & practise (Lecture Theatre) - Chair: Tom Klein, Loyola Marymount University
• Watch and Listen! The Website (Gunnar Strom, Volda University)
• Point and Click and Learn: Not Just Educational Benefits of Adventure PC Games/Animated Films of Czech Independent Game Development Studio Amanita Design (Eliska Decka, Charles University, Prague)
• Utilizing investigations in neuroscience to aid teaching first-time animation students (Steve Weymouth, University of New South Wales)

National Identities (Board Room) - Chair: Paul Ward, Arts University College, Bournemouth
• Animation Re-Orientation: Animation Forum West Midlands, G(local)isation and the Creation of Regional Network Communities in the New Digital Age (Kerry Gough, Birmingham City University)
• The Golden Ages of Animation: Diverse Origins in Canada and the U.S (Lynne Perras, Calgary University)
• The Israeli Animation of Jewish Tradition in “The Animated Haggadah” (Raz Greenberg, Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

CG Aesthetics (Room J05) - Chair: Pierre Floquet, IPB, Bordeaux University
• Animation Proliferation: is animation destined to be the dominant mode of expression and production for the Film and Television Industry? (Tony Tarantini, Sheridan Institute of Technology)
• There Be Dragons: Animated Visual Tropes and Fantasy Aesthetics in Mainstream Live Action Cinema (Jane Shadbolt, University of Newcastle, Australia)
• On the edge of the uncanny cliff: motion capture and animation in recent 3-D computer-generated photorealistic films. (Gregory Bennet, AUT University, New Zealand)

20.00 – 24.00 Conference party, The Counting House (buffet included)

Sunday 11th July