To date, LAR has conducted a series of experiments involving two different aspects of animation:
The first series of experiments concerns investigating the spatial and temporal parameters in the animation and how an alteration in those parameters can result in novel aesthetic, narrational, and functional elements in animation. More information about the specific experiments can be found [here].
The second series of experiments concerns how different data elements can result in animated aesthetic forms. Specifically, we investigated how environmental variables such as weather data can be “transformed” into animated aesthetic elements. Some of the core elements of this experiment will be used in the following project [link]. More information about the specific experiments can be found [here].
The results from the abovementioned series of experiments are used to inform the theoretical framework of projects conducted in the lab and to inform about different practices that LAR will use.