Author(s): University of Applied Sci
Last year, Expanded Animation (EA) celebrated its fifth anniversary as part of Ars Electronica. Since 2013, the symposium has investigated the collapsing boundaries in digital animation and explored positions and future trends in the expanded field of animation. In the last five years, the symposium has featured 56 experts from the fields of animation, art, games and science, including media artists, scholars, curators, animators, filmmakers, and media design and animation studios. Much like the first conferences on computer animation at Ars Electronica in the 1980s, practice and theory are equally important. The symposium is open to experts in theory and practice, including the Prix Forum, featuring the top prize winners in the category of Computer Animation. Heavily illustrated and featuring contributions from speakers and artist positions from the past five years, Expanded Animation: The Anthology presents an overview of the prize winners in Computer Animation.