Ideas central to my work are the mediation of life, alter-ontologies, and fiction. I focus on the intersections of cartoons, character design, animation, contemporary international anime/manga culture. In addition to a strong influence from the arts, my project draws much inspiration from ideas related to media studies, techno-science, and a speculative non-human, multi-species perspective.
I aim to further my research and develop a form of animation that lives and changes over time, informed by new media. What if cartoons could change? If they experienced continuous space-time, and had a life? Would Bart Simpson change? And then what else would they become? I am rendering the beginnings of an epic project with a speculative fabulation; I consider this is an alter-ontology (an alternative form of life) called 2D life (living fiction)