Today, the Society for Animation Studies has inaugurated a new blog, animationstudies 2.01, which is being edited by Nichola Dobson, and devoted to issues in animation scholarship. As Dobson points out,
The pace of published research has often lagged behind the vast technological developments in the animation industry and as such there is often seen to be gaps in the discourse. This blog intends to attempt to fill some of these gaps by providing scholars (and fans) a more immediate place to engage with current research.
Initially, the plan is to have one post per week and a new theme each month. Forthcoming themes include: “Technological developments in animation” and “Sound and music.” The opening theme is not specified, but the first post, by yours truly, is “Writing Animation History.” (It’s all about my three books in progress, which I hope to write more about here.)
Needless to say, it’s one blog I will be checking in on a regular basis!