RHET AI Center at StopTrik Festival 2022

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.