Sci-Vi

Visualisation and animation in science dissemination.

Time: September 29, 2017
Place: Poul Gernes salen, VIA University College, Prinsens Allé 2,  8800 Viborg

The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) & Research Center Visual Studies and Learning Designs/AAU (ViLD) invites you to a seminar on animation and visual research dissemination.

  • Can cooperation between researchers and visual storytellers strengthen research dissemination and to what level?
  • How can we use narratives when we communicate research?
  • What is the relationship between the visual and cognition?
  • How do we strengthen the cooperation between scientists and visual storytellers? -incl. examples of partnerships.

The Sci-Vi conference will commence with opening remarks from the Danish Minister of Culture, Mette Bock, about the importance of art and creativity in science and research.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

Sia Søndergaard // sias@via.dk

 

Speakers

Programme

9:00 – 9:30:
CHECK IN
Coffee and light breakfast

09.30-09.45:
OPENING
The conference is opened by Danish Minister of Culture, Mette Bock.

09.45-10.00:
WELCOME
Tor Nørretranders, Science journalist and author, Denmark

10.00-10.30:
FRAMING – DISSEMINATION THROUGH ANIMATION
Peter Vistisen, Assistant Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark

10.30-11.00:
SCIENTIFIC ANIMATION
Katherine Knack, Science Director at XVIVO – The Premier Creator of Medical Animation
and Scientific Media, United States

11.00-11.15:
Break

11.15-11.45:
ANIMATED SCIENCE – ANIMATION WORTH SHARING- TED ED AND TAW
Gerta Xhelo, producer at TED-Ed Productions, TED Conferences, United States
Henrik Malmgren, Director & animator, GoodJobStudios, Denmark

11.45-12.15:
ANIDOX – ANIMATED DOCUMENTARY – DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS
Michelle Kranot, Filmmaker and producer at ANIDOX, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College, Denmark
Anne Katrine Hansen, Visual anthropologist and filmmaker, Denmark

12.15-13.00:
LUNCH

13.00-13.45:
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VISUAL STORYTELLERS AND SCIENTISTS
Anders Morgenthaler, Cartoonist, Writer, Director and TV-host, Denmark
Eugene Simon Polzik, Professor at QUANTOP, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Bastian Leonhardt Strube, Independent Animator and Producer at Arsenalet, Viborg

13.45-14.15:
QUANTUM MOVES – Winner of the Research Dissemination Award 2017
Jacob Friis Sherson, Associated Professor, CODER, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

14.15-14.30:
THE FASHIONABLE QUANTUM WORLD – KVANTE KARINA / QUANTUM KATE
Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Animator and Animation Director at We Love People, Denmark. Francesco Sannino, Professor and Director at CP3-Origins, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, SDU Bastian

14.30-14.45:
COFFEE BREAK

14.45-15.15:
VISUAL DISSEMINATION ROOMS
Live broadcast animation at Ph.D. CUP, Lasse Andersen, CEO at Dark Matters, Denmark

15.15-16.00 
ROUND OFF
Tor Nørretranders: Art and science – The Link Age
How do we strengthen the development environments and the cooperation between visual storytellers and researchers?

16.00-17.30 
NETWORKING
Networking, wine and audiovisual live performance about quantum physics by artist Cosimo Miorelli, Italy

About Science Visualisation and Animation

“Science Visualisation and Animation” can be understood to enrich scientific cognition and communication processes by using Visualisation and animation in selected scientific phenomena and processes – as a tool for communicating researchers’ results to society. Animation and visual communication offer great potential in terms of communicating scientific issues because animation can convey issues that are otherwise difficult to communicate in writing. Other essential elements of visual communication are that visual experiences tend to be stored better in our memory than written material, and can be used as a common reference in difficult communicative processes. When animation is used to augment our imagination, we are dealing with what can be called ‘temporal thinking’. When information has been transformed through animation there is a tendency that our existing knowledge about a subject matter is enhanced, due to the visual and animated expressions’ ability to relieve our memory, and thus let us think and imagine new and more complex relations. Research has shown how this use of animation has a great potential to support the way we mentally ‘simulate’ complex relations and consequences – like when learning a new complex subject. The way animation does this is by creating what we call ‘temporal information’ – that is, depicting information about sequence, time and change. As such, animation shows to support our natural narrative structuring of the world around us, enabling us to better reflect upon the temporal aspects of the information depicted.

Centre for Animation and Visualisation

Since 2007, The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW) has been organized as a Centre for Animation and Visualization (CAV), providing knowledge and competency development for the Danish media industry through activities and development project in the 7 departments: The Animation Bachelor Department, Graphic Storytelling, Professional Training, Open Workshop, The Drawing Academy, Animated Learning Lab, and company cluster/incubation house Arsenalet. CAV has access to the newest animation related research and development through an extended international network of companies and professionals. As a knowledge centre, TAW handles dissemination of relevant information and acts as link between interested parties and relevant contacts within the animation industry. One of CAVs new focus areas is Sci-Vi: Science Visualisation and Animation.

Centre for Animation and Visualisation

Organisers

Jakob Borrits Sabra

Conference Organizer and Production Coordinator.

Jakob Borrits Sabra share a strong passion in science, research and new interactive storytelling platforms. He is an experienced academic and practice-based educator and researcher from Aalborg University, teaching programmes on architecture, public space, art, technology and media technologies as an external part-time lecturer. Beside organising SCI-VI he is working on new co-productions and network collaboration between the Center for Animation, Visualisation and Graphic Storytelling and national and international academic institutions, research centers and cultural entrepreneurs.

Contact:  jbsa@via.dk+4560920036

Sia Søndergaard

Conference Organizer and Project manager

Sia Søndergaard is project manager for the Sci-Vi initiative and in the department Animated Learning Lab. Sia has been organizing different projects at Center for Animation, Visualisation and Graphic Storytelling for 14 years. Her interest lies in the field of cross-aesthetic and interdisciplinary cooperation, communication and mind-sets.  Sia is working in a wide network with university’s, schools and audiovisual production companies in order to make synergies between different disciplines and ways of thinking when e.g. developing new education-models.

Contact: sias@via.dk, +4587554961