Chair Person: Chris Rowland
Presenters: John Anderson, Caroline Wilkinson, Paul Goodfellow & John McGhee
Animation methods and techniques have evolved in recent years to be accessable to a wider range of creative practitioners than their original design. Creative practice and research have taken methods developed for storytelling and entertainment and retasked them to solve real world problems. Animation methodologies are adapted to support investigations into product visualisation, archaeological reconstruction, architectural visualisation, medical visualisation and many other specialisms. Not restricted to visualising final design solutions prior to production, construction and reproduction, but as an inherent part of the design and investigation process. This panel will explore how a range of creative practitioners have adopted and adapted animation to further their enquiry. Using case studies to explore their aims and methods, the panelists journeys will be described to illuminate their motivations and interdisciplinary approaches. Presenters are drawn from the 3D Visualisation Research Lab at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, The centre for Human Identification at University of Dundee, Gridloop and Northumbria University.
- Dr. Chris Rowland is Head of Animation at DJCAD (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland) and leads the 3D Visualisation Research Lab. His research interests are centred around exploiting animatin methodology to investigate real world problems. His collaborative projects include the visualisation of historic and environmentally significant shipwrecks on the seabed from multibeam sonar data . Projects have included the visualisation of sunken Russian Nuclear submarines in the Arctic Circle. Recently visualising the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which lies a mile beneath the sea in the Gulf of Mexico after causing the biggest oil spill in US history in April 2010.