I will be presenting a paper on the film at the American Synesthesia Association conference at Vanderbilt University, Nashville at the end of this week. It will be an interesting and exciting opportunity to discuss synaesthesia, animation and representation with neuro-scientists and artists. It's also my fourth conference of the year, all in different areas (animation, science, documentary studies) so I've become a bit of a conference nerd. They are wonderful opportunities to travel, make new connections and hear fascinating ideas. They're also sometimes frankly terrifying and, particularly with the really hard-core academic ones, painfully brain expanding.
|Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University. Photo: Edward M. Hubbard|
|Not the most picturesque photo I took in Istanbul...Visible Evidence Conference XVII, Bogazici University.|
Next week when I return from Nashville I'll be starting my PhD at Loughborough University. Scary stuff but hopefully it'll be really interesting. My practice-led studies will be about how animated documentaries can be used to convey unique brain states (like synaesthesia), so I'll keep you posted on how it goes!
P.S. I just read this conference dictionary by Myles Mcleod. Very funny.