Brian Austin
Founding Executive Director,
The Animation Project
Conference speaker

Presentation summary: “Using 3D Computer Animation to Change Lives”

The Animation Project (TAP) nurtures the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of at-risk youth using digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. TAP provides direct-service, hands-on programming to under-served and at-risk youth ages 12 to 24 who are transitioning through the juvenile justice system. The audience will learn how TAP uses 3D Computer Animation to change lives.

Bio: With a background in both fine arts and art therapy, Brian has become a leading advocate for the use of digital technology as a therapeutic medium. He is an accomplished animator, published author and teacher, and a visual artist whose work has been displayed in group exhibitions at Exit Art, MoMA PS1, and Nexus Contemporary Art Center in Georgia, among others.