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Science Film Showcase

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Science Film Showcase

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Imagine Science Films presents:

Clips and commentary from filmmakers and scientists

with receptions before and after the program.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


International House at the University of Chicago

1414 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL


5:30PM: Opening reception

6-8PM:  Films & discussion

8-9PM:  Closing reception with filmmakers and scientists


Advanced registration requested to help gauge attendance


 How do we measure or observe the world just outside our reach?
A spectrum of scientist-filmmakers investigate our near, and perhaps not-so-near, surroundings. An Adler Planetarium program visits the upper atmosphere (and edge of space). A grandson considers the laws of thermodynamics in an empty house. Abstract phenomena and complicated communications systems are visualized via animation and computer modeling. Each film, or set of films, will be followed by discussion of the themes between scientists and filmmakers.


This Has Been to Space (special preview screening)

by Clayton Brown and Monica Ross

Speakers: Clayton Brown & Monica Ross, 137 Films

David Miller, Assistant Professor of Physics, UChicago

Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates by Alex Parker

Forms by Quayola & Memo Akten

Abbau by Masahiro Ohsuka

Motive Power 3: Absolute Zero by Mike Gibisser

Speakers: Mike Gibisser, The Reva David Logan Center, UChicago

Leo on Bioluminesence by Kate Webbink

Fossil Carrion Feeders by Federico Pardo

The Birds and the Trees by Kate Webbink

Speakers: Kate Webbink, Media Producer, Field Museum

Shannon Hackett, Associate Curator, Field Museum

Genesis by Malevo

Secrets of the Dark Universe: Simulating the Sky on Blue Gene/Q


Blood Flow: Multiscale Modeling

by Argonne Leadership Computing Facility & Brown University

Speakers: Joseph Insley, Argonne

Salman Habib and Katrin Heitmann, UChicago/Argonne

Humanexus by Katy Börner

Speaker: Katy Börner, Indiana University


With generous support from Education and Human Resources, The American Association for the Advancement of Science; Imagine Science Films; International House at UChicago Global Voices Program; UChicago Art│Science Initiative; and UChicago Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories.


Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.

When & Where

The University of Chicago, International House
http://ihouse.uchicago.edu https://www.facebook.com/international.house.chicago
1414 E. 59th Streets
Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

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