Animation and Empiricism

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Animation and Empiricism

Summer 2021

Taught By: Caitlin Craggs

Section: A

CRN: 2669

Credits: 3

Discover animation's history visualizing the unvisualazable, from precimenatic optical toys that probed the limits of human visual perception to the visionary stop-motion films of early filmmaker naturalists. Analyze how contemporary animators make complex scientific concerns and staggering tech advances in AI, neurology and climate science digestible for lay audiences. Weekly exercises will explore applications of the scientific process in the artists studio. We will survey non-fiction filmmaking and research practices while considering the ethics and applications of narrative, anthropomorphization and lyricism as tools for science communication. Students will complete one longer film on a subject of their choosing. Some animation and experience expected.

Open to: All University undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: June 11, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 23, 2021 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:36am 9/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/7/2021 - 7/28/2021