Motion Design and Animation | Storrs
Education: MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011
BS in Biology, Yale University, 2009
Areas of Research/Artistic Focus: Evo Devo Art, ArtScience, scientific visualization, generative art and music, animation with live performance, narrative forms integrating fiction and scientific research
As both an artist and educator, Anna Lindemann is devoted to integrating art and science. She graduated magna cum laude with honors from Yale with a BS in Biology and received an MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was awarded the DeWitt Wallace Fellowship, the Ellis and Karin Chingos ’37 Graduate Fellowship, and the Rensselaer Graduate Fellowship.
Professor Lindemann’s work combines animation, music, video, and performance to explore the emerging field of Evo Devo (Evolutionary Developmental Biology). Her work as an Evo Devo Artist includes the animated short, BEETLE BLUFFS, and the art-science and animation-infused performance THEORY OF FLIGHT. These and other works have been featured nationally and internationally at the Imagine Science Film Festival, New York, NY; ISEA, Vancouver, Canada; KLI Institute for Theoretical Biology, Klosterneuburg, Austria; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY; the Entertaining Science Series at Cornelia Street Café, New York, NY; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; MATA Festival, New York, NY; Ho Tung Planetarium and Visualization Lab, Colgate University; Franke Program in the Science and Humanities, Yale University; Bio:Fiction Science, Art & Film Festival, Vienna, Austria; Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, New York; Cantor Film Center, New York, NY.
Recent Research Achievements: Ongoing: Co-director of the three-year UConn Academic Plan Proposal “AntU: How army ants and their guests can inspire synergy across science, fine arts, and the humanities,” awarded more than $250,000 in funding to carry out 16 interdisciplinary initiatives. Animation work includes commissions from the USS Constitution Museum and Boston Cyberarts.