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ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Thesis Fast Forward
Doctoral Consortium
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Displacement of Self-Continuity: A Heuristic Inquiry into Identity Transition in an Animated Narrative Short Film
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ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Thesis Fast Forward
Doctoral Consortium
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TimeSunday, 17 November 201911:30 - 13:00
DescriptionThis research considers how a fictional allegory can be employed to examine issues of acculturation, displacement and identity transition. Using the story of a refugee family, my PhD research by artistic practice explores the implications of reconstructing an identity inside the body of a new culture. The short film, Stella, being developed as the final artifact, is designed to serve as a provocative vehicle for considering the social implications of identity loss and transition. Methodologically, the project employs a heuristic inquiry to increase the chances of discovery in a process that is intuitively negotiated. In processing the inquiry, I shape the work and I am shaped by unexpected discoveries. Inside this dynamic, I generate a narrative embodiment of theory. This relationship may result in elevating both the self (the writer/director/animator) and the body of knowledge, though the making process [Moustakas 1990]. Beyond its contribution to understanding processes and implications of acculturation, displacement, and identity transition, the project’s technological significance lies in its propensity to extend the application and demonstrate the potential of deep learning algorithms, performance capture using motion capture technology, and utilising 3d laser scanning and photogrammetry in digital human development.