“Crafting Emotional Landscapes through Generative Abstract Animation” Rebecca Ruige Xu (Women in Animation Series)

March 13, 2024 5:00 PM–7:00 PM

4919 Frew Street
College of Fine Arts Room 111
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Rebecca Ruige Xu

Join us in the STUDIO at 5PM on Wednesday March 13th for a Lecture from Rebecca Ruige Xu as part of the Women in Animation Series.

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.

Made possible by the generous support of Carnegie Mellon 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, Sylvia & David Steiner Speaker Series, the Humanities Scholars Program, IDeAle, and Carnegie Mellon School of Art.