Enchanted Drawing II: Animation Across the Disciplines Conference
A collaborative conference between University of Pennsylvania and Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Following up on the dynamic conversation that began in Berlin in March 2012 at ENCHANTED DRAWING I, ENCHANTED DRAWING II: ANIMATION ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES 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 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
@ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
+ screening of animation
@ International House of Philadelphia
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Vivian Sobchack (UCLA)
Erna Fiorentini (Humboldt)
Scott Curtis (Northwestern)
Melissa Ragona (Carnegie Mellon)
Donald Crafton (Notre Dame)
Jimena Canales (Harvard)
Hanna Rose Shell (MIT)
Oliver Gaycken (Maryland)
Kirsten Ostherr (Rice)
Peggy Weil (USC-School of Cinematic Arts)
Norman I. Badler (Penn)
Alexander R. Galloway (NYU)
Bob Rehak (Swarthmore)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 @ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
2:30–3:30PM | ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT ICA AND SEE THEIR NEW EXHIBITION JEREMY DELLER: JOY IN PEOPLE
3:30–5:30PM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Vivian Sobchack, "Stop + Motion: On Animation, Inertia, and Innervation"
5:30–6:30PM | RECEPTION
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 @ Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
8:15–9:15AM | BREAKFAST
9:15–9:30AM | OPENING REMARKS by Erna Fiorentini
9:30-11:00AM | 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"
11:00-12:30AM | 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"
12:30AM-2:00PM | LUNCH
2:00-3:30PM | 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"
3:30-4:00PM | COFFEE BREAK
4:00-5:30PM | 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"
5:30–6:00PM | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION with Erna Fiorentini + speakers to conclude the day; CLOSING REMARKS
For more information, please contact Nicola Gentili: email@example.com
This conference has been made possible thanks to generous support from the Sachs Fund for Contemporary Art in the Department of the History of Art, the Program in Cinema Studies, the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of the History and Sociology of Science, the Provost's Interdisciplinary Arts Fund and Provost's Conference Fund, Annenberg School of Communication, the Visual Studies Program, the Digital Media Design Program, and the Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania; with additional support from International House of Philadelphia + Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte (IKB) der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
ICA thanks The Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts. Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Amanda (C95) and Glenn (W87/WG88) Fuhrman Fund. We are grateful for the support of the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania. General operating support is provided, in part, by The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc; and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. ICA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.