Expanded Animation – The Alchemy of Animation

FRI 9 September 1PM-5:30PM
SAT 10 September 1PM-6:30PM

Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus (AT), MAXON Computer GmbH (DE), Ars Electronica (AT)

The fourth annual Expanded Animation symposium is entitled The Alchemy of Animation in keeping with the 2016 Festival theme, RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time. The focus is once again on the fringes of the computer animation field as well as on the reciprocal interaction of animation and technology. This year’s three featured topics are science, society and industry, which will be discussed from a variety of perspectives by three panels made up of animation filmmakers, curators, scientists, VFX artists and prizewinners in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation/Film/VFX category.

Expanded Animation is produced jointly by the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus, the Ars Electronica Festival and Central Linz, and organized by Jeremiah Diephuis, Jürgen Hagler, Michael Lankes, Patrick Proier, Christoph Schaufler, Alexander Wilhelm / Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus / Playful Interactive Environments Research Group


FRI September 9, 2016

1PM – 1:15PM Introduction and Welcome
Jürgen Hagler (AT), Gerfried Stocker
1:15PM – 2:45PM Prix Forum I – Computer Animation / Film/ VFX
Boris Labbé (FR) – Rhizome (Golden Nica)
Yuya Hanai (JP) – Nosaj Thing / Cold Stares ft. Chance The Rapper + The O’My’s (Award of Distinction)
Johannes Schiehsl (Jury member 2016 / AT)
Mari-Liis Rebane (Jury member 2016, moderator / EE)
2:15PM – 3:15PM Kaffeepause
3:15PM – 5:30PM Art & Society
3:15PM – 4PM Mihai Grecu (RO) – Under the Centipede Sun
4PM – 4:45PM Reinhold Bidner (AT) – Animation and Artistic Diversity
4:45PM – 5:30PM Jonas Hansen (DE) – No Frame

SAT September 10, 2016

1PM – 4:15PM Art & Science
1PM – 2PM Abigail Addison (UK) – Silent Signal: Exploring Visionary Science through Experimental Animation
2PM – 2:45PM Erwin Feyersinger (AT/DE) – Wizards of Data: Embodied Cognition and Animated Visualizations
2:45PM – 3:30PM Diana Arellano (ES/DE) – The Other Face of Character Animation
3:30PM – 4:15PM Markos Kay (UK) – Visualisation and Simulation in Art & Science
4:15PM – 4:40PM Kaffeepause
4:40PM – 6:30PM Art & Industry
4:40PM – 5:35PM Manuel Casasola Merkle (DE), Moritz Schwind (DE) (Aixsponza) – Planting Seeds of Surreality
5:35PM – 6:30PM Matthias Winckelmann (DE) (ManvsMachine) – Animals vs Machines – When Creativity Goes Uncontrollable