Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM

Fraunhofer MEVIS: Institute for Digital Medicine (DE) + Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG) @ Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Festival 2018, 8 – 9.9.2018.

Before Us Lies Eternedry premiering in stereo in the Deep Space 8K Ars Electronica Center, 2018
Photo by Magdalena Sick-Leitner, From Impression of the Ars Electronica Center, taken September 9. 2018

“Eternerdy is coined from the idea of “The Eternal Nerd”. It is about that curiosity that affects all aspects of human life and is what drives our inquisitive goals. The project is not about the study of art or of science but is an inquiry into our human creativity and those things that can be only understood through the acquisition and understanding of facts. “ Mark Chavez

Before us lies Eternerdy is a short film which shows various dimensions of the human body, from 3D reconstructions of a liver, whole-body MRI to digitized microscopic lymphoid tissue. The film marks the beginning of the collaboration between Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore and Fraunhofer MEVIS: Institute for Digital Medicine, which will provide technology, tools, scientific expertise, and an educational environment to NTU Singapore students in Bremen, Germany.


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Bianka Hofman

The short movie was shown at Ars Electronica’s Festival and Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore on September 8 and September 9, 2018 (11:30 am – 12: 00-noon CEDT). Fraunhofer MEVIS scientists Bianka Hofmann and Alexander Köhn talked in a live video call with collaborators Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez from NTU about arts’ contribution to bringing artistry and a sense of awe to remove barriers for getting engaged with severe health topics and also as a transdisciplinary approach of innovation in digital medicine.

The movie has received the Raw Science Film Festival 2019 (RSFF 2019), Industry Award, Best Infographic, Los Angeles, 26.1.2019

The Deep Space 8K is a 3D theatre with 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking, and 3D animation in the Ars Electronica Science Center, Linz, Austria. The Media Art Nexus (MAN) is a media wall measuring 15 x 2 meters located at the North Spine Plaza at NTU Singapore and aims to provide a platform for exhibiting interactive digital art created by the multi-disciplinary community of NTU Singapore and beyond.

Bianka Hofmann and collaborating artist Mark Chavez (right) receiving the Industry Award for Best Infographic on behalf of the team at the Ace Theater in LA; Jim Gimzewski from UCLA is with them on behalf of awarded Best Mixed Reality Media art project “Noise Aquarium”, 2019.

The movie has received the Raw Science Film Festival 2019 (RSFF 2019), Industry Award, Best Infographic, Los Angeles, 26.1.2019.

Credits:
Fraunhofer MEVIS (DE): David Black (US), Henning Höfener (DE), Bianka Hofmann (DE), André Homeyer (DE), Alexander Köhn (DE), Mathias Neugebauer (DE), FISH data kindly provided by ZytoVision, in cooperation with Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG): Ina Conradi (US, SG) & Mark Chavez (US, SG)


Ars Electronica Festival Web Site 2018: Before Us Lies Eternerdy Fraunhofer MEVIS (DE), Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore (SG)
Festival Programme 2018 Ars Electronica

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS Press: Fraunhofer Mevis @ Ars Electronica 2018

Institute News 27.8.2018 Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: Before Us Lies EterNERDy

Vimeo Before Lies EterNerdy – Collaboration MAN Singapore and Fraunhofer MEVIS, Ars Electronica Deep Space

You tube Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY (movie with voice over and in-depth explanation)

[Complete List of Winning Films; About the for Best Infographic at Raw Science Film Festival 2019