Cosma / Communication / Media / Animation


Bloop Animation (YouTube Channel)
5 Types of Animators Beginners Guide (Morr Meroz, Bloop Animation)


animation : the state of being animate or animated — Webster   See also OneLook

Animation (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation, and digital video.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings. — Wikipedia

Animation (Encyclopædia Britannica)

CG 101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference (Terrence Masson)




The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project (ACM SIGGRAPH)

People Behind the pixels: History of Computer Graphics (Terrence Masson)
The Computer Graphics Book Of Knowledge (Terrence Masson)


Melvil Decimal System # 741.58 Cartoons, Caricatures, Comics – Animation (Library Thing)
Melvil Decimal System # 778.5347 Motion Graphics – Animation (Library Thing)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Animation (Library Thing)

Library of Congress # TR897.5 Animation (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




ClickView (YouTube Channel)
ClickView (Official Website)

Computer Science Field Guide (YouTube Playlist)
Computer Science Education Research Group (University of Canterbury)

Computer Science Field Guide: Computer Graphics (Computer Science Education Research Group, University of Canterbury)

Computer Graphics Educational Materials Source (ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee & Eurographics Education Board)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Multimedia Artists and Animators Career Video (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Special Effects Artists and Animators (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Graphic Designers (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
Graphics Designers (Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Visual Effects Society
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)


Animation Festivals
ACM SIGGRAPH Conferences


Visual Effects Society News
ACM Transactions on Graphics

Animation (Science Daily)
Animation (NPR Archives)



Animation (




OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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