~~ Thank you to everyone involved in the 2016 Exposure
Science Film Hackathon~~

Exposure: Science Film Hackathon

Science communication through short films

Science can appear inaccessible and complex to non-scientists and art can seem unachieveable and daunting to scientists. This 3 day course aims to bring together scientists and artists to create films that communicate complex concepts in science.

In groups of 4-5, participants will:

  • find a scientific concept they want to communicate
  • discuss how they want to communicate this concept
  • produce a short film aimed at a non-scientist audience

The short films will be aimed at members of the public with the purpose of helping people engage with and understand science. On the Sunday evening the films will be presented at the Oblo Theatre and a panel of judges (science communicators, scientists and filmmakers) will award a prize to the film that best fulfills the aims of the hackathon. There will also be a free public showing of the films at Cinéma Pully on wednesday 7th December.

Who are we looking for?

  • Scientists
  • Filmmakers
  • Artists
  • People with a passion for communicating science

On each day of the event we will have mentors that are experts in various fields. They will be available for consultation about ideas and methods. They will also give short presentations about their experiences communicating science.

Contact: exposure[at]thecatalyst.ch

W h o   a r e   w e?

BioScience Network Lausanne

The BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL) is a non-profit association comprising PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows working in the fields of Biology, Life Sciences and Biotechnology in the Lausanne area. The association is an independent body managed and run by members from UNIL and EPFL, with the support of faculties from both the Universities, aiming to promote career development of  Life Sciences students.

 

The Catalyst

The Catalyst is a group of scientific researchers using entertainment as a means of engagement with the public. We believe combining science and theatrical arts is valuable in a variety of ways:

  • Improvisational skills enable scientists to present their work in an engaging and productive manner, both to communicate new research and to illuminate the process of scientific reasoning for the general public.
  • Creating new media about current scientific research allows us to bring forth novel science-related narratives and authentic characters from the scientific culture.


Partners [these guys are awesome so check out their work!]:

Right Here / Right Now Productions, a startup dedicated to using 360 / immersive video to help advance social and environmental causes.

Right Here / Right Now Productions, a startup dedicated to using 360 / immersive video to help advance social and environmental causes.


Big Bang Science

Big Bang Science

9am Media Lab (Miami, Madrid, Lausanne) develop and produce formats based in reality, from short series for digital journals to feature documentary films. They are also very interested in transmedia storytelling.

9am Media Lab (Miami, Madrid, Lausanne) develop and produce formats based in reality, from short series for digital journals to feature documentary films. They are also very interested in transmedia storytelling.


L'éprouvette - Engaging the public in practicing science and encouraging debate on scientific issues.

L'éprouvette - Engaging the public in practicing science and encouraging debate on scientific issues.


Global Eco Film Festival

Global Eco Film Festival

L o c a t i o n

Public presentation of films

Cinema Pully: Cinéma CityClub, Avenue de Lavaux 36, 1009 Pully - Dec. 7th

Doors open 19:00, Show 19:30

FREE ENTRY

 

Film production and judging

Course: Genopode building, University of Lausanne, Lausanne (Dec. 2-4)

 

Film presentations for judges: oblo cinema, Lausanne (sunday evening - Dec. 4th)

 

Getting here

From Lausanne train station:

  • Take the Metro2 to Flon (direction Croisettes)
  • Take the Metro1 to UNIL Sorge (direction Renens)
 

 

 

F A Q

Who can participate?                            

 

Do I have to attend the whole event?

 

Can teams enter?

 

HOw will teams be formed?

 

How much does the course cost?

 

HOW GOOD SHOULD MY ENGLISH BE?

 

How long is each day?

Anyone. If participants are PhD students associated with a higher education             institution it may be possible to get credits for taking part.

 

Yes, all participants must be available for the 3 days.                                                                         

 

No, participants should apply individually.                                                                                       

 

Teams will be formed before the course by organisers.

 

The 3 day course is free.

 

We expect you to have a good command of English so as to ensure good communication in the group. Perfect English is not obligatory.

 

Each day will start around 9AM and finish around 9PM. The last day will involve the judging and prize giving and therefore will finish a little later, around 10PM.