in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus
Based on the computer animation category of the Prix Ars Electronica international competition, animated pictorial worlds have been a cornerstone of the Ars Electronica media art festival and have been discussed and presented in various forms ever since. Since 2005, the Ars Electronica Animation Festival has been bringing together a multifaceted program at the intersections of animation, art and technology, with screenings at cinemas and public spaces, the Computer Animation Prix Forum, and presentations at the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K. Since 2013, the animation festival has been complemented by Expanded Animation, a symposium series organized in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus. Here, experts from art, science and industry discuss current trends and provide insights into their artistic and scientific work. Since 2020, in collaboration with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, the symposium has been exploring Synaesthetic Syntax: Seeing Sound / Hearing Vision, which studies the interactions between animation and sound from a scientific perspective.
Author: Juergen Hagler