Dr Andy Buchanan is an animation artist and researcher, originally from Melbourne, Australia, where he earned his PhD from RMIT (Plasmatic: Improvising Animated Metamorphosis).
Dr. Buchanan explores the potential of digital animation for creative exploration and expression, combining studies in the history and theory of experimental art and animation with contemporary practices in the latest digital applications. Dr Buchanan has exhibited animated work internationally, has served on major international animation festival juries, has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is an active member of the Society for Animation Studies.
Research and production interests include:
Short film experimental animation, projection art and animation installation
Practice based research in Animation Studies
Improvisation and artistic expression using digital tools
Philosophy of the animated image - investigations into time, form and transformation
Buchanan, Andrew, & Lichty, P. (2019). Issues in Digital and Animated Palimpsest. CONFIA 2019, 102–110.