Carnegie Mellon University

Rebecca Ruige Xu: Crafting Emotional Landscapes through Generative Abstract Animation

School of Art Women in Animation Series

March 13, 2024 - 5:00pm
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CFA 111

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.

This event is co-hosted by the Center for Arts in Society, College of Fine Arts Dean’s Office, Department of Modern Languages, Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Humanities Scholars Program, IDeATe, School of Art, Steiner Speaker Series, and the Career and Professional Development Center.