Sloan Science and Film is a website devoted to exploring the intersection of science and film, to enhance the public understanding of science and technology. It features original articles exploring the cinematic depictions of scientific ideas and the portrayal of scientists in film and television, exclusive interviews with filmmakers and scientists and award-winning science-themed short films that have been supported by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“Excellent science needs excellent design”, is the motto of The Science Communication Lab, an award-winning company located in Kiel, Germany. Their design is mesmerizing. They specialize in developing innovative and interactive visualizations for the sciences, such as interactive posters, information graphics, animations, digital exhibits or data visualization for the transfer of knowledge inside teams, as well as for public communication.
Recently, I came across Latest Thinking GmbH, a really nice project made of open access videos with engaging summaries of current research findings, ranging from Biology to Arts & Humanities, from Astronomy to Physics! Here is a nice video about them:
I have contacted Latest Thinking founder, Mr Pajam Sobhani, and he gladly accepted to answer a few questions about the project. Read below.
Imagine you could be anything: a tree, a ladybug, a particule of dust, an atom, a planet. That is the primary concept of Everything, a game developed by David OReilly, an irish filmmaker and artist, better know for his first simulation video game, Mountain, praised by critics as a novel concept in the game field. In Everything you experience an ever expanding generated universe, in which you come to understand your place among a web of interconnected things. You don’t just inhabit this generated universe; you become it. Another awesome feature is that it is narrated by British-American Zen philosopher, Alan Watts, which has a soothing and hypnotic effect on the player.
Following my contribution to Imagine Science Films’ social media, I found out about STATE Festival in Berlin and I was given the opportunity to be the social media manager of this year’s festival. And this time, since the festival is in Germany where I currently live, I could attend the Festival in real-time and write about it.
This summer I had the privilege of working with an amazing organization called Imagine Science Films, whose mission it to bridge the gap between art and science through films, thereby transforming the way science is communicated to the public and encouraging collaboration across disciplines.
They organize three film festivals around the globe, one in Abu Dhabi, usually in February; one in Paris in spring and another in New York, starting today! This one will be the biggest to date with more than 83 films being shown, all orbiting around the theme of LIGHT (stories of photons and photography, optics and the occipital lobe, solar energy and solar flares, shadows and hallucinations and color perception). Besides films, they will also have science-art exhibits, performances and much more.