Associate Professor – Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Gray Hodgkinson is a digital media artist, designer and researcher, with specific interests in visual research methods, computer animation, and animated narrative. Gray has been developing and leading animation education for 17 years, 14 of those at Massey University, New Zealand, and now since 2017, at Nanyang School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore. He has been instrumental in creating links between tertiary institutes and industry in New Zealand and internationally. Gray has presented papers on animation research and pedagogy at Melbourne, Germany, Canada, the U.K., Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. In recent work, Gray has been exploring the inclusion of 3D virtual reality to animation. Animation and virtual reality share a common fundamental in that they both take place inside an artificially constructed world. This commonality provides a starting point to explore how narrative and experience are affected when alternative environments are employed.
MDes (Massey University, Wellington, NZ)
BFA (Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ)
Member of Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics (ACM SIGGRAPH)
Member of Visual Effects Society (VES)
Member of the Society of Animation Studies (SAS)