Monday, September 17, 2012

Animation conference at Penn

ENCHANTED DRAWING II: 
ANIMATION ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES

Sept. 21-22, 2012
University of Pennsylvania

a collaborative conference organized by KAREN BECKMAN (University of Pennsylvania), and ERNA FIORENTINI (Humboldt Universit├Ąt), and OLIVER GAYCKEN (University of Maryland). 

Following up on the dynamic conversation that began in Berlin in March 2012 at ENCHANTED DRAWING I, this conference continues to explore a series of intersecting concerns that emerge through an engagement with animation history. The conference will feature the work of scholars and practitioners from a variety of fields, including cinema and media studies, the history of science, art history, animation design in the fields of science, gaming, engineering, medicine, and journalism.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
@ INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, University of Pennsylvania
Followed by screenings @ INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

2:30-3:30 PM | Attendees are encouraged to visit ICA and see their new exhibition Jeremy Deller: Joy in People

3:30–5:30 PM | Keynote address by Vivian Sobchack, "Stop + Motion: On Animation, Inertia, and Innervation"

 5:30–6:30 PM | Reception at Institute of Contemporary Art 7:00 PM | Screening of animation at International House Philadelphia

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
 @ INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, University of Pennsylvania

8:15–9:15 AM | BREAKFAST

9:15–9:30 AM | OPENING REMARKS by Erna Fiorentini

 9:30-11:00 AM | PANEL ONE DIGITAL AND DATA DRIVEN ANIMATION | Moderator: Orkan Telhan (Penn, Fine Arts) • Norman Badler, "Digital Animation From a Technical Perspective" • Oliver Gaycken, "With Particle Swarms and Bad Hair: Animating Material Digitally" • Peggy Weil, "Immersive Journalism, Immersive Data"

11:00AM-12:30PM | PANEL TWO HISTORY OF SCIENCE | Moderator: Karen Beckman (Penn, History of Art and Cinema Studies) • Jimena Canales, "Animating Einstein: 'The final days of my Zurich stay resemble a runaway motion picture projector'" • Scott Curtis, "Rough and Smooth: Toward a Rhetoric of Animated Scientific Images" • Hanna Rose Shell, "The Animation of Evanescence: Camouflage in Motion"

 12:30–2:00 PM | LUNCH

 2:00–3:30 PM | PANEL THREE TRANSMEDIALITY | Moderator: Peter Decherney (Penn, English and Cinema Studies) • Alexander R. Galloway, "Polygraphic Photography and the Origins of 3D Animation" • Bob Rehak, "Graphic Engines: Videogame Animation as Transmedia Bridge" • Melissa Ragona, "Algorithmic Aesthetics vs. Punk De'collage: From Animation to Live Performance" 3.30–

4:00 PM | COFFEE BREAK

 4:00-5:30 PM | PANEL FOUR BODY | Moderator: Beth Linker (Penn, History and Sociology of Science) • Kirsten Ostherr, "From Health Films to Healthy Games: Interventionist Animation" • Donald Crafton, "Inside and Outside the Toon Body: Challenging Somatic Integrity through Animation History"

5:30–6:00 PM | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Erna Fiorentini + speakers to conclude the day; CLOSING COMMENTS Registration is free and open to the public.