SIG: Science, technology and animation



Michael J. Meindl, Radford University


The Science, Technology, and Animation (STA) SIG focuses on the intersections of animation, science, and technology. It aims to serve both practitioners and scholars. The SIG provides a virtual space for communication and helps to develop panels for the annual SAS conference, as well as other events. Topics for discussion and such include, but are not limited to: development of new technologies; historical uses/appropriations of specific technologies or scientific processes; animators as inventors, technicians, scientists, etc.; representation of technology and/or science in animated works; how technologies affect our definition of animation.


  • Dr. Lienors Torre, Deakin University
  • Ms. Terry Wragg, Leeds Animation Workshop
  • Marie Pruvost-Delaspre, Université Paris
  • Jose Fonseca, Bournemouth University
  • Maarit Kalmakurki, Aalto University
  • Dr. Lisa Bode, University of Queensland
  • Ai-Ting Chung, University of Oregon
  • Josiane Keller, Independent Artist
  • Dr.Pamela C. O’Brien, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Aylish Wood, University of Kent
  • Saiq’a Chowhury, Independent Artist
  • Nea Ehrlich, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
  • Dr. Robert Musburger, University of Houston,
  • Inma Carpe, Animated Learning Lab,
  • Vincenzo Maselli, University of Rome
  • Dr. Rose Woodcock, Deakin University
  • Jim Le Fevre, UCA – Farnham
  • Laura-Beth Cowley, University of the West of England
  • Janet Blatter, Independent Scholar