I am: a professor at The Art Institute of Boston (Lesley University); here presenting the animation and experimental videos of my students, with whom I have worked quite intensely, delighting in and challenging their talents as filmmakers, artists, and animators.
I think of Animation as an art form that generates an expansive, opulent spread of sheer creation: the cartoon surrealism of the Fleischer Brothers; the modernism of Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye; the deep politics of Jan Svankmajer; the poetry of Berthold Bartosch, Alexej Alexeieff, Caroline Leaf, Suzan Pitt and Hayao Miyazaki; the sort-of-post-modernism of Norman McLaren; and the anarchism of Daffy Duck. (Google Daffy if you've never heard of him.)
Formally, I am the Chair (or Footstool, if you will) of the Animation and Motion Media Department of AIB-Lesley. I did not go to art school, regrettably, but rather got degrees in Philosophy, unregrettably.
But this site is all about my students, not about me.