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Virgilio Vasconcelos

Virgilio Vasconcelos' keywords: Michel Foucault; Punk Rock; Blender; Rigging; Krita; Python; Art; Technics; Free Software; Donna Haraway; Ubuntu; Education; David Graeber; GNU/Linux; Pierre Bourdieu; Re:Anima; Digital Arts; Diversity; Debian; Digital Animation; Bernard Stiegler; OpenToonz; Paulo Freire; Fedora; Perspectivism; Remix; Research; Ailton Krenak; Cosmotechnics; Gilbert Simondon; Animation; Democracy; Heterotopias; Gilles Deleuze; Privacy; Open Access; Noam Chomsky; UFMG; Decolonial thinking; LUCA School of Arts; Copyleft; Jacques Derrida; Re-existence.


I'm an Animation Professor at LUCA School of Arts, campus C-mine in Genk, Belgium. I teach at the Re:Anima Joint Master in Animation and I'm a senior researcher at the Inter-Actions Research Unit. My research interests include philosophy of Technics, power relations inscribed in and reinforced by technical objects, and decolonial perspectives in animation. Previously, I was an Animation Professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Brazil. MFA and PhD by the Graduate Program in Arts at EBA/UFMG. I'm also a free software advocate, animator, rigger and I also like to code. You can see some of my works and know a bit more about me at:

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Blender Animation Book

I've written a book about Rigging and Animation in Blender for Packt Publishing. You can get the files here.

Old Blog

Yes, I had a blog. Haven't updated it since 2011. Anyway, if you need something from there I have kept backwards compatibility and you can read it below.

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2010-Jun-04: Salesman Pete

If every dropout made something like this:

This trailer for Salesman Pete, which I saw at Cartoon Brew, is one of the most exciting and visually appealing animated shorts I've seen in a while. French students Anthony Vivien, Marc Bouyer and Max Loubaresse dropped their animation course at the renowned school Supinfocom to work on this project.

The mix between 3D and 2D, the visual interferences, the animation and texture work are just plain brilliant. Some visitors at Cartoon Brew noted that this trailer is heavily influenced by the frenetic chases made famous by Gobelins. While I agree with that, I don't think it diminishes their merits at all.

I can't wait to see the finished piece.

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