Exposure science film hackathon 2016

Our first ever Exposure Hackathon was a huge success. The 9 films that the event produced were universally loved.

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

At Cinema Oblo the judges decided to award best film to two films. These films were extremely close in the judges scoring and both fulfilled the aims of the event perfectly.

BEST FILMS

Carbon Capture Storage by Cut It Out

Quorum Sensing by The Self Organized

The public voted and almost unbelievably the result was again a tie. Once again The Self Organized won, but this time with team Ka.os.

Better Together by Ka.os

Participants, mentors and organisers from Exposure 2016 at cinema OBLO

Participants, mentors and organisers from Exposure 2016 at cinema OBLO

2016 Organising committee

Galyna Pidpruzhnykova: dynamic, hyper-social and open-minded character, I love to discover new places and meet other like-minded and active people. I enjoy organizing social as well as scientific events, travelling, and being in the center of action – from the laboratory to the dance floor. I care about improving career education for scientists and therefore organise networking activities, workshops and courses bridging the gap between academia and non-academic job opportunities. Being a part of the team of EXPOSURE creators, I discovered how exciting science communication is and that miracles can be achieved if you put the right people in a stimulating environment. I hope our project will keep growing and attracting creative minds from all over Europe and even beyond. :)

Robbie I'Anson Price: Robbie is currently completing his PhD on communication in bees at the University of Lausanne. Having previously received bachelor and master degrees from the University of Manchester and Imperial College London, respectively. Robbie is passionate about innovating new and enjoyable ways to communicate science. Currently his artistic focus is aimed at making short films communicating science.

Papilloud Aurelie: I am a final year PhD student in the Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics at EPFL under the supervision of Prof. Carmen Sandi. My thesis project aims at investigating the role of stress hormones in the modulation of behavioral deficits induced by adverse experiences early in life. I joined BSNL in 2015, as event manager and, passionate by science communication and public outreach, took part of the organisation of Exposure, 2016, where I met fascinating people and learned a lot about film making.

Adria Le Boeuf: Adria is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a specialist in creating new media about scientific research. In her scientific life as a researcher at the University of Lausanne, she is managing and executing a project on chemical crowdsourcing of long-term decisions in ant colonies through trophallaxis. Adria is the founder of The Catalyst (www.thecatalyst.ch), a cross-disciplinary theater group for scientists working to improve communication skills and to create new science-driven media (most recently, bluebutterflyplay.ch).

Lamontanara Allan Joaquim: Allan is originally from Lyon, France. After coming to Lausanne in 2012 for his PhD in cancer biochemistry he put effort into building the bridge between academic workers and the industries in Life Sciences by helping in several career events while at BSNLHe is particularly interested in the field of personalised medicine and its uses in cancer.  Thriving in teams, he wants to dedicate time to improve scientific communication between the public and scientific organisations. Exposure 2016 was an amazing opportunity for him to devote his energy and enthusiasm with a team of inspiring people toward this goal.  Always ready for new challenges he is an enthusiastic fellow traveller ready to discover new cultures and people with whom he can share knowledge.

Samuel P. Muscinelli: Always divided between science and arts, I am a theoretical physicist by background and a trained musical composer. While I am finishing my PhD in computational neuroscience, I carry on my interest in arts by playing the trumpet in the student chamber orchestra, for which I also write arrangements, and by participating in the making of short movies.

2016 mentors, trainers and judges

Prof. Marcel Salathé - course responsible (EPFL) -  Marcel is a scientist, educator and author. His current main interests are digital epidemiology, online education, and networked data in the biological and medical / social sciences. Marcel is thrilled about the potential of online education. He’s create two Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases” and "Nature, in Code”. The latter is based on a new type of textbook that teaches key concepts in biology by implementing them in JavaScript so that they can be run in any modern browser. He’s the academic director of the EPFL Extension School.

Prof. Marcel Salathé

- course responsible (EPFL) - 

Marcel is a scientist, educator and author. His current main interests are digital epidemiology, online education, and networked data in the biological and medical / social sciences. Marcel is thrilled about the potential of online education. He’s create two Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases” and "Nature, in Code”. The latter is based on a new type of textbook that teaches key concepts in biology by implementing them in JavaScript so that they can be run in any modern browser. He’s the academic director of the EPFL Extension School.

Dr. Adria Le Boeuf Adria is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a specialist in creating new media about scientific research. In her scientific life as a researcher at the University of Lausanne, she is managing and executing a project on chemical crowdsourcing of long-term decisions in ant colonies through trophallaxis. Adria is the founder of The Catalyst (www.thecatalyst.ch), a cross-disciplinary theater group for scientists working to improve communication skills and to create new science-driven media (most recently, bluebutterflyplay.ch).

Dr. Adria Le Boeuf

Adria is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a specialist in creating new media about scientific research. In her scientific life as a researcher at the University of Lausanne, she is managing and executing a project on chemical crowdsourcing of long-term decisions in ant colonies through trophallaxis. Adria is the founder of The Catalyst (www.thecatalyst.ch), a cross-disciplinary theater group for scientists working to improve communication skills and to create new science-driven media (most recently, bluebutterflyplay.ch).

Dr. Sachiko Hirosue Sachiko is a bioengineer and educator, primarily interested in critical territories where science intersects with society. In practice, this translates to creating alternative spaces in dominant cultures to approach science and technology differently. These intersections include public health outreach and art festival organization, as well as her work in Switzerland at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The hackteria network inspired her to initiate a transdisciplinary open science collaboration, BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD with (Art)ScienceBLR (India) and Lifepatch (Indonesia), focused on analysis and mapping of water quality.

Dr. Sachiko Hirosue

Sachiko is a bioengineer and educator, primarily interested in critical territories where science intersects with society. In practice, this translates to creating alternative spaces in dominant cultures to approach science and technology differently.

These intersections include public health outreach and art festival organization, as well as her work in Switzerland at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). The hackteria network inspired her to initiate a transdisciplinary open science collaboration, BIODESIGN for the REAL WORLD with (Art)ScienceBLR (India) and Lifepatch (Indonesia), focused on analysis and mapping of water quality.

Dr. Samuel Lagier A critical exposure to deadly-boring scientific talks led Dr Samuel Lagier to combine his acting and scientific skills to teach presentation techniques to other humans. It was not enough, so he started teaching improvisation and applied improvisation to individuals and corporate clients, with the desire to help people communicate, collaborate, create and get out of their comfort zone. He is involved with TEDxLausanne (conference), the Renegade Saints (improv shows), the Catalyst (awesomeness) and a number of universities (teaching).  

Dr. Samuel Lagier

A critical exposure to deadly-boring scientific talks led Dr Samuel Lagier to combine his acting and scientific skills to teach presentation techniques to other humans. It was not enough, so he started teaching improvisation and applied improvisation to individuals and corporate clients, with the desire to help people communicate, collaborate, create and get out of their comfort zone. He is involved with TEDxLausanne (conference), the Renegade Saints (improv shows), the Catalyst (awesomeness) and a number of universities (teaching).

 

Dr. Mirko Bischofberger Mirko is the Scientific Advisor to the President of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prior to that he was active in the Swiss Parliament on scientific issues and wrote as a freelance science journalist for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Mirko holds a PhD in biochemistry from the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne.

Dr. Mirko Bischofberger

Mirko is the Scientific Advisor to the President of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prior to that he was active in the Swiss Parliament on scientific issues and wrote as a freelance science journalist for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Mirko holds a PhD in biochemistry from the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne.

Mei Fa Tan Mei Fa is a Swiss freelance filmmaker based in Lausanne. In addition to her interest in fiction film she works in the music industry, making music videos and promoting artists and live events, She is involved and passionate about her work, and has developed the editing and production skills needed to successfully lead projects. As she directed some corporate videos at the Cern, she's even more curious to see how this hackathon can bring science to the people.

Mei Fa Tan

Mei Fa is a Swiss freelance filmmaker based in Lausanne. In addition to her interest in fiction film she works in the music industry, making music videos and promoting artists and live events, She is involved and passionate about her work, and has developed the editing and production skills needed to successfully lead projects. As she directed some corporate videos at the Cern, she's even more curious to see how this hackathon can bring science to the people.

Dr. Laura Symul Laura loves code & graphics. She does the analysis and the visualisation of the data. She enjoys communicating results, data & scientific concepts to various audiences: from kids to adults, from newbies to experts. Laura is curious. Her current mandate focuses on the facilitation of science stories for an impatient audience.

Dr. Laura Symul

Laura loves code & graphics. She does the analysis and the visualisation of the data. She enjoys communicating results, data & scientific concepts to various audiences: from kids to adults, from newbies to experts. Laura is curious. Her current mandate focuses on the facilitation of science stories for an impatient audience.

Dr. Mark Melnykowycz- Empa / idezo GmbH Artist, scientist, specialist in wearable computing and virtual reality. Mark has worked in the academic and industrial research areas in the US, Switzerland, and Japan, with focused on biomedical engineering, sensor design, smart materials, automotive, and materials science. He founded idezo GmbH to focus on storytelling, virtual/augmented reality projects and hardware development. Currently he is developing wearable sensor technologies alongside 360 filming and VR applications.

Dr. Mark Melnykowycz- Empa / idezo GmbH Artist, scientist, specialist in wearable computing and virtual reality.

Mark has worked in the academic and industrial research areas in the US, Switzerland, and Japan, with focused on biomedical engineering, sensor design, smart materials, automotive, and materials science. He founded idezo GmbH to focus on storytelling, virtual/augmented reality projects and hardware development. Currently he is developing wearable sensor technologies alongside 360 filming and VR applications.

Prof. Philippe Moreillon - course responsible (UNIL) - Philippe's research interests encompass pathogenesis and ecology of Gram positive bacteria, microbial-induced inflammation, and antibiotic resistance.

Prof. Philippe Moreillon

- course responsible (UNIL) -

Philippe's research interests encompass pathogenesis and ecology of Gram positive bacteria, microbial-induced inflammation, and antibiotic resistance.

Jonathan Moy de Vitry and Thibault Bernard Jonathan and Thibault (Bernard) are the Geneva-based duo behind Right Here / Right Now Productions, A startup dedicated to using 360 / immersive video to help advance social and environmental causes. They are currently working in collaboration with the Geneva University Hospitals to produce a VR film designed to raise awareness about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease by plunging viewers into the experiences of those affected by it.

Jonathan Moy de Vitry and Thibault Bernard

Jonathan and Thibault (Bernard) are the Geneva-based duo behind Right Here / Right Now Productions, A startup dedicated to using 360 / immersive video to help advance social and environmental causes. They are currently working in collaboration with the Geneva University Hospitals to produce a VR film designed to raise awareness about early-stage Alzheimer’s disease by plunging viewers into the experiences of those affected by it.

Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad After finishing his PhD in Ecology, he completed two masters in cinematography and film directing. He enjoys combining both fields by teaching “Filmmaking for Scientists” to scientists from Swiss universities and research centres. He is organizing a film festival for science, environment and nature “Global Eco Film Festival".

Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad

After finishing his PhD in Ecology, he completed two masters in cinematography and film directing. He enjoys combining both fields by teaching “Filmmaking for Scientists” to scientists from Swiss universities and research centres. He is organizing a film festival for science, environment and nature “Global Eco Film Festival".

Ana Castañosa Documentary formats producer and writer. From Spain, she works nowadays between Miami (Fl, United States) and Lausanne (Switzerland). She has worked and produced documentaries and current affairs programs for broadcasters as TVE, Cuatro, La Sexta, Aragón Televisión, TV3 (Spain), ITVS (UK) and some for theatrical release, such as The Propaganda Game (2015, associate producer), distributed by Memento International. Ana is a member of the screening committees of the festivals DOC NYC and Miami International Film Festival (MIFF, documentaries category). At the MIFF, she was also industry consultant for the last edition.

Ana Castañosa

Documentary formats producer and writer. From Spain, she works nowadays between Miami (Fl, United States) and Lausanne (Switzerland). She has worked and produced documentaries and current affairs programs for broadcasters as TVE, Cuatro, La Sexta, Aragón Televisión, TV3 (Spain), ITVS (UK) and some for theatrical release, such as The Propaganda Game (2015, associate producer), distributed by Memento International. Ana is a member of the screening committees of the festivals DOC NYC and Miami International Film Festival (MIFF, documentaries category). At the MIFF, she was also industry consultant for the last edition.

Dr. Kerstin Preuschoff Kerstin is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for communicating science across disciplines and audiences. Her research in Neuroeconomics at the University of Geneva includes all aspects of decision-making - from the neuroscience behind it to its impact on financial markets. Outside the lab she is involved in local theatre and filmmaking groups.

Dr. Kerstin Preuschoff

Kerstin is a multi-disciplinary scientist and educator with a passion for communicating science across disciplines and audiences. Her research in Neuroeconomics at the University of Geneva includes all aspects of decision-making - from the neuroscience behind it to its impact on financial markets. Outside the lab she is involved in local theatre and filmmaking groups.

Séverine Trouilloud Séverine is a science communicator at L'éprouvette, the public laboratory of the University of Lausanne and a member of Interface sciences-société. She creates and gives scientific workshops for children or adults. She enjoys doing hands-on experiments and debating with the public about scientific, ethical, economic, or political issues of science and research. Séverine is interested in the social role of universities, and how to bring non-scientists and scientists to work together on science and society topics.

Séverine Trouilloud

Séverine is a science communicator at L'éprouvette, the public laboratory of the University of Lausanne and a member of Interface sciences-société. She creates and gives scientific workshops for children or adults. She enjoys doing hands-on experiments and debating with the public about scientific, ethical, economic, or political issues of science and research. Séverine is interested in the social role of universities, and how to bring non-scientists and scientists to work together on science and society topics.