• Animation as Mindful Practice

Hosea, Birgitta and Barton, Graham, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Animation as Mindful Practice at The Cosmos of Animation: Society for Animation Studies 28th Annual Conference, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 26-30th June 2016.

Abstract or Description:

This paper reports on a research project initiated at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, that investigates whether the making of drawn animation can be a mindful practice. The original intention of the project was to explore the potential application of Buddhist principles and practices such as mindfulness within a secular context to benefit art and design students who experience stress in the learning environment and who wish to examine learning processes more closely. The design of the project led to our use of the repetitive, haptic procedures and collaborative processes of drawn animation in combination with short-form mindfulness meditation techniques.

Sitting within wider developments in UK Higher Education that seek to enable students to engage meaningfully with the affective and extra-rational dimensions of learning, the paper will report on this ongoing work which was initiated by a UAL Curriculum Development research grant and now continues in collaboration with the Royal College of Art.

Subjects: Other > Subjects allied to Medicine > B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine > B930 Occupational Therapy
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W110 Drawing
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W690 Cinematics and Photography not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Communication
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 12:36
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 12:36
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2512

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