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.