UK animation research event, Tues 12th March 2013

AUB website

AUB website

We’ve just been asked to share details of an event at Arts University Bournemouth next Tuesday. This is not animadoc-specific but the invitation comes from animadoc specialist Paul Ward, so we are be sure it will be relevant!

If you wish to attend, and require directions, please contact Valerie Lodge (

Current Issues in Animation Research: Towards a ‘Research Pipeline’
Paul Ward
Arts University Bournemouth
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Time: 4.30pm


The presentation will deal with specific issues to do with the growth of a research culture in the field of Animation theory and practice. The ‘pipeline’ metaphor, derived from a term used in production, most obviously offers a way into thinking about how research around Animation might be produced, organised and disseminated. But it also emphasises that all stages of the Animation process – from pre-production, through production, to post-production, extending backwards (with archive work) or forwards (with Research & Development projects into technological innovations), and including student production work and research – should be part of the overall research procedure.

The presentation will also talk more generally about how research is framed and inflected (and, some would argue, distorted) by the double binds and contradictions of building a research culture, using John Caldwell’s ‘production culture’ paradigm as a model for further reflection.

Dr. Paul Ward
Principal Lecturer – BA (Hons) Animation Production


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