The symposium

Animation at the Cutting Edge aims to be methodologically interdisciplinary, to explore animation that is in the vanguard of its field, and to present scholarship that stretches the boundaries of research on film form, aesthetics, narrative, technology, industry, genre and medium. Animation is naturally and constitutively experimental; this symposium will examine animation that is at the cutting edge, as well as think about animation in ways that are novel, imaginative and transdisciplinary.

The symposium, which will be the occasion for six presentations from researchers exploring different creative practices in animation, will be followed by a programme of  flash animations by Bu Hua, a digital artist currently living and working in Beijing, China