Announcement: Exposure 2017 will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of December.

We expect to open applications for the event in september.

Exposure Science Film Hackathon

Science communication through short films

Science can appear inaccessible and complex to non-scientists and art can seem unachievable 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, participants will:

> find a scientific concept

> decide how they want to communicate this concept

> produce a short film aimed at a non-scientist audience

The short films are created with the aim of communicating fascinating scientific concepts and engaging members of the public with science. On the last evening of the event the films will be presented to a panel of judges who 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.

Who are we looking for?

Scientists

Filmmakers

Artists

Anyone 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. Mentors will also give short presentations about their experiences communicating science and making films.

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.


P a r t n e r s :

[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

Course: University of Lausanne, Lausanne (Dec. 1-3)

 

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?                   

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

Do I have to attend the whole event?

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

Can teams enter?

No, participants should apply individually.

HOw will teams be formed?

Teams will be formed before the event by organisers.

How much does the course cost?

The 3 day course is free.

HOW GOOD SHOULD MY ENGLISH BE?

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

How long is each day?

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.