With its 12th edition, StopTrik celebrates stop-motion animation, strengthens the critical reception of animation and encourages audiences to follow the programme with a humanistic curiosity.
Dr. Erwin Feyersinger’s (RHET AI Center) talk will give an insight into contemporary topics discussed in the academic field of Animation Studies. In the first part, we will talk about how the landscape of animation constantly changes and expands, and how this is both exciting and challenging for scholars when studying the histories of animation. In the second part, we will focus on artificial intelligence as one specific example that strongly impacts animation production right now and thus the landscape of animation. In the final part of the talk, we will show how animation scholars themselves use artificial intelligence to study animation archives and the history of animation by presenting a new research project called AniVision.