Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Gray Hodgkinson

Associate Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)6514 1003
Office: ART 3-3

  • MDes with Distinction Massey University 2008
Gray Hodgkinson is a digital media animator, designer and researcher, with a specific interest in visual research methods and computer animation. Gray has been developing and leading animation education for 17 years, 14 of those at Massey University, New Zealand, and 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, the U.K., Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea.
Research Interests
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 direction is affected when virtual reality is employed.
Selected Publications
  • Hodgkinson, G. McAuley, M. (2017). The research poster and how it consolidates and communicates key concepts of a research inquiry. The International Journal of Design Education, 11(1), 1-14.
  • Hodgkinson, G. (2016). Lock up your stories – here comes Virtual Reality. TechArt, 3(4), 5.
  • Hodgkinson, G. (2016, June). Virtual Reality will break your narrative. Paper presented at Society of Animation Studies Annual Conference 2016, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Hodgkinson, G. (2015). Symposium on Education: Taking animation project learning into the virtual environment. SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 (pp. 5)ACM.
  • Hodgkinson, G. (2015, October). A New Medium for Animation – Stereo Virtual Reality. Paper presented at Asia Animation Forum, Bucheon, South Korea.

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