Women in Animation Speaker Series presents: Rebecca Xu
March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rebecca Ruige Xu teaches computer art and animation as a Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Her research interests include experimental animation, visual music, artistic data visualization, interactive installations, digital performance, and virtual reality.
In this talk, Xu uncovers her exploration of creating abstract animations weaving the language of code with inspiration drawn from music and poetry. Her work focuses on constructing immersive and meaningful spaces that evoke a strong and shared emotional response, ranging from animation on screen and VR environments to tangible prints and sculptures. Rooted in visual music and artistic data visualization, Xu’s work aspires to foster connection and understanding within a distinctive and engaging environment. Participate in this insightful conversation exploring how we employ code and data within abstract animation to narrate stories that connect with the shared essence of human experience.
Organized by School of Art Professors James Duesing and Johannes DeYoung, this event is made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Melon University Center for the Arts in Society, the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office, Dietrich College Department of Modern Languages, the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Humanities Scholars Program, IDeATe, and Carnegie Mellon School of Art.