Animation Research Group talk: Ruth Hayes on interdisciplinary teaching and animation

ONLINE via Zoom (11.5.2021, 17:00 BST), 10. May 2021.

Hello all

The Animation Research Group at Arts University Bournemouth is delighted to announce the next speaker in our ongoing series of talks. All welcome.

Speaker: RUTH HAYES (Evergreen State College, Olympia, USA)
Title: Animation in the Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Approaches to Integrating Animation and Marine Biology
Date: Tuesday, 11th May 2021
Time: 5.00PM - 6.30PM (UK time)
Please register for this event via this Eventbrite page: Animation in the Interdisciplinary Curriculum Tickets, Tue 11 May 2021 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

A separate Zoom code giving access to the event will be sent on 10th May to those who have registered via the Eventbrite link above. A Zoom 'waiting room' will be open from 4.30PM UK time

Full details: Animation in the… – AUB – Arts University Bournemouth

Animation, as a highly interdisciplinary art form, can play a central role in interdisciplinary education. Two undergraduate classes, Visualizing Microbial Seascapes, and Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes, exploited that interdisciplinary nature to integrate teaching animation with teaching marine biology. This talk will discuss the skills, practices and modes of thinking that animation and marine biology share, and describe themes and strategies used to integrate these two disciplines. The interdisciplinary pedagogy and curricular structures of The Evergreen State College, a public, liberal arts college in Washington State, provide context for this talk. Examples from the syllabi and resulting student work show how teaching animation in conjunction with the biological sciences can lead students to integrative, synthetic thinking and creative growth.

Ruth Hayes is an artist and experimental animator on faculty of The Evergreen State College, where she teaches animation theory and practice in broadly interdisciplinary contexts. Her creative research involves animated experiments in film, video and digital media as well as flipbooks and other pre-cinema formats (see and

Professor Paul Ward

Dr. Paul Ward
Professor of Animation Studies
Graduate School
Arts University Bournemouth
Poole, Dorset, BH12 5HH, UK