Screening: Jan 26, 12:30pm – 9:00pm UNITED ARTISTS THEATRE ACE Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles CA
The festival honors films on science and technology worldwide. Categories include fiction and non-fiction for both students and professionals. Cash prizes are awarded. Animations and infographics are welcomed. The film screening and awards ceremony takes place in January, 2019.
What does science gain from interaction and engagement with the arts? How has engagement with the arts or an artist led to innovation, breakthroughs, and insights in science? From distinct “aha moments” to the simple gaining of a fresh perspective, how has art influenced science?
Both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. Join our cohort of experts in discussing the intersections of art and science.
Chair: Luis Miguel Girão, Technical Expert at the European Commission, Belgium
James Gimzewski, Prof. and Director of CNSI Core Lab, UCLA, USA
Victoria Vesna, Prof. | Department of Design and Media Arts, UCLA, USA
Noise Aquarium utilizes 3D-scans of these micro creatures obtained with unique scientific imaging techniques immersing the audience in a 3D ‘aquarium’ of diverse planktons projected as large as whales. Participants create destructive visual and audio noise by their presence alone as we are all implicated by our inaction.
Noise Aquarium was proud part of the two day mini-symposium ‘ I love life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art and Science’. The gathering explored art, science, and community issues. Guests and local experts and musicians joined the vivid conversations. Besides noise pollution in the oceans the topics were ‘The Universe as Operating System’, ‘The Origins of Life’, and ‘New Mexican History through DNA’. The event was hosted by the Santa Fe Art Institute.