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See detailExploring ‘vibrant matter’ in animation making
Budach, Gabriele UL; Sharoyan, Gohar UL

in Language and Intercultural Communication (2020), 20(5), 464-481

The text examines how human, objects and digital technology interacted in the creation of a short animated story, and how human identity became entangled in this process. We explore animation making as an ... [more ▼]

The text examines how human, objects and digital technology interacted in the creation of a short animated story, and how human identity became entangled in this process. We explore animation making as an assemblage in which all parts, human and non-human, play an agentive role, in shaping the story, the story making, and the story makers, mutually transforming each other. We posit that this engagement, by putting a strong emphasis on exploring the materiality of objects, produces a deand reterritorializing effect. It favors exploring new relationships and identity positions, by breaking away, temporarily, from human-made, hierarchical systems of relationships, built on comparison, copying and competition, and by inviting experimentation and discovery of the ‘not yet known’ in a hierarchy flat, immersive, horizontally flowing process. ‘Animating objects’ decenters from the conventional meaning of objects, by broadening the ‘linguistic sign’ and the purpose and functionality of objects in daily life. It engages humans in forming empathetic relationships with objects, by humanizing and inter-acting with them, as if experimenting with an alter ego, or a new self. ‘Animating objects’ therefore has the potential to sensitize for and build empathetic capacity, not only in relation to the self-animated object, but also in relation to humans sharing a similar experience, wherein we see interesting potential for education in contexts of diversity, intercultural communication and beyond. We investigate the personal experience of the co-author, Gohar, as an identity journey and as a transformative process that emerged from the encounter between her and the carrots, her selected objects for story making. We draw on ethnographic, observational data, video-recordings, retrospective recorded and transcribed interviews, and reflective writing, which we analyse by making connections to theories of new materialism. [less ▲]

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See detailExploring Affect in Stop Frame Animation
Budach, Gabriele UL; Efremov, Dmitrii UL; Loghin, Daniela et al

in Toohey, Kelleen; Smythe, Suzanne; Dagenais, Diane (Eds.) et al Transforming Language and Literacy Education: New Materialism, Posthumanism, and Ontoethics (2020)

The text explores affect as it unfolded for Master students, co-authoring this article, while engaging with personally meaningful objects, making their first animation movie, and reflecting on this ... [more ▼]

The text explores affect as it unfolded for Master students, co-authoring this article, while engaging with personally meaningful objects, making their first animation movie, and reflecting on this process in the light of new materialist theories. The text is an experiment, emerging from a collective process of living animation making, and intensely discussing, co-thinking and co-writing about this experience. The text attempts to make tangible this complex process, and it aims to share with the reader the potential of animation making as a source of affect, emerging from a temporary assemblage of people and things joint in co-creation and co-agentive collaboration, driven by affective intensities. It aims, furthermore, to recommend animation making as a powerful tool to put in motion learners and learning about materiality, time, space, and our connections with things and people, spurred by affect as a driving force that pushes us towards discovery. The text ultimately seeks to propose an approach towards learning and understanding literacy that takes impetus and grounding from the forces of living, open to the unforeseen and unpredictable, and based in processes of immanence, emergence and movement, rather than in stasis and pre-meditated design. [less ▲]

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