Animation may be understood as a discrete set of experiential and technological possibilities, on the one hand, and a generalised politico-economic set of conditions on the other. Drawing on the crossovers and proliferations afforded by this doubling, the Animate Assembly network aims to debate the currency and significance of analogue and digital animation studies in view of the fundamental transformations occurring in cultural knowledge. The assembly takes shape through invited contributors producing entries for a speculative glossary of animation today.

Animate Assembly is propelled by Verina Gfader (Aarhus), Esther Leslie (Birkbeck), Edgar Schmitz (Goldsmiths) and Anke Hennig (Universität der Künste, Berlin).

The assembly is funded by the Research Programme, Department of Art, Goldsmiths.