A Home for Heroes: The Incredibles Domestic Design

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dc.contributor.author Hill, MJ
dc.contributor.editor Karaminas, V
dc.contributor.editor Hill, M
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-20T14:12:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Symposium Papers - Imaginary Worlds, 2005, pp. 1 - 17
dc.identifier.isbn 0-646-45239-8
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/1405
dc.description.abstract In the animated film The Incredibles (2004) a dysfunctional family of superheroes is forced to go undercover and to refrain from practising heroic deeds and demonstrating their special powers. In an attempt to give it the image of normalcy this fictional family is placed within a stylishly designed modernist home filled with 1950s furniture, futuristic appliances and pastel colours and located in suburbia somewhere in North America. Deprived of doing what they really love this imposed lifestyle becomes quite frustrating for them. Inevitably, behind closed doors, in this fashionably designed domestic environment their special powers are occasionally expressed in mundane situations such as doing the housework, attending school or participating in the family dinner. This paper examines the design and animation process involved in the construction of this private living space and its links to the imaginary world of comic books and superheroes. The thinking on animation and design theorists such as Cholodenko, Clark, Furniss, Buchanan, Margolin and Csikszentmihalyi is applied to this scenario in particular and to animation in general and a wider argument for the placement of animation within Film Studies is also enunciated.
dc.publisher UTS: Design, Architecture and Building
dc.title A Home for Heroes: The Incredibles Domestic Design
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Symposium Papers - Imaginary Worlds
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Philadelphia, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Imaginary Worlds - Image and Space International Symposium
dc.conference.location en_US
dc.for 1203 Design Practice and Management
dc.for 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
dc.personcode 880050
dc.percentage 60 en_US
dc.classification.name Film, Television and Digital Media en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom Imaginary Worlds - Image and Space International Symposium en_US
dc.date.activity 20051014 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-10-14
dc.location.activity Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Design Real Imaginary Popular Culture Image Space en_US
dc.description.keywords midwifery, primary health care
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Design
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history School of Design (ID: 333)


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