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Science New Wave Evening
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Day 2/8 | ISFF14 | 10/16 - 7pm
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The Science New Wave celebrates scientific storytelling, exploring the gray zone between science and film.

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Molly Murphy
Molly Murphy is an animator filmmaker based in Los Angeles. By day, she works as a lead animator for Everyday Speech making kids educational videos related to meditation and social emotional learning. By night, she makes indie films. Many of her films center around scientific subjects. She comes to Labocine and the Imagine Science festival with her short animation A HOLE (2020). Awarded a Sloan Grant in 2018, the film is about a billionaire and surfer responding to a black hole apocalypse in different ways. She is currently writing narration for a short film directed by indie animator Jeron Braxton. The film is about the latest research cruise the team went out on and introduces some of the carbon removal technologies they are developing...
Nate Dorr
The city is a many-layered ecosystem, but much of it remains hidden from casual observation. My work seeks out discontinuities, fault lines, and interstitial spaces, all the places where the unseen city springs unexpectedly into view and deep interactions between architecture, environment, history, and socioeconomic systems may be more readily observed. Such places may include shifting or climate-change-destabilized coastlines, disused infrastructure, intentionally concealed seats of power and control, and even the spontaneous wild refuge of an abandoned lot. The same forces and complexly mixed meanings can be observed in any natural or unnatural landscape upon which humans have exerted their influence, but the density of urban zones has an especially concentrating and clarifying effect.
Jess Iris
Jess Irish is an award-winning artist, designer and writer who makes lyrical nonfiction films and cross-genre media. Her recent films include This Mortal Plastik, For While, and The Phantasmagoria of Offense: the male version. Irish is an Associate Professor of Design and Technology in the School of Art, Media & Technology at Parsons, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design research, hybrid works, and new media. She lives in the Hudson River Valley, NY with her family of humans and dogs.
David Alvarado & Jason Sussberg
Structure Films is a zygote-to-apoptosis (soup-to-nuts) cinematic production company, excelling in pre-production, feature film production, and world-class post-production. We are filmmakers who tell stories about some of the most fascinating and relevant personalities in science, health, nature, and technology. We are passionate about creating gripping, character-driven narratives that aspire to change the world for the better. We recognize that science is the greatest tool for understanding life, the cosmos, and the evidence-based world we inhabit. Based out of New York & San Francisco, Structure Films was founded by directing duo David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg who met at Stanford University while they were getting their M.F.A.s in Documentary Filmmaking.
Julia Haslett
I'm a documentary filmmaker and educator currently based in North Carolina. I make expressionistic films on a range of contemporary and historic subjects. These include the personal essay film, AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL (IDFA 2010), and, most recently, PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN (Wild & Scenic 2021), a poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. My first foray into making films about science was as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at Stanford University's Center for Biomedical Ethics. While there, I collaborated with a physician/filmmaker on a documentary series (WORLDS APART) about health disparities in the US healthcare system. PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN is my second major attempt. In it, I set out to make plant biology and nature conservation compelling and accessible to a non-scientific audience. In my other life, I teach documentary filmmaking at UNC–Chapel Hill.
Kathyrn Hamilton
Kathryn Karaoglu Hamilton, aka Sister Sylvester, is an artist and self-taught microbiologist making work in New York and Istanbul. As Sister Sylvester she creates essayistic performances that use first hand research, found documents, animals and technology to make cross species collaborations and cyborg theater. She is a current resident at ONX studio, a new media workspace created by the Onassis foundation and The New Museum in NYC; a 2019 Macdowell Fellow; an alumnus of the Public Theater Devised Theater Working Group, and Public Theater New Works program. Recent work includes ARK: Shadow Time, at Kiraathane Istanbul, as part of Protocinema's multi-city exhibition, A Few In Many Places; The Eagle and The Tortoise, at National Sawdust, NYC; The Fall, Yale University, and Under The Radar, NYC; Three Rooms, Shubbak Festival/Arcola, London; Bozar, Brussels; Frascati, Amsterdam; Recent video work has shown at MoCA Toronto, 601Artspace NYC, MUTEK festival and Humboldt University, Berlin. She teaches a bio-hacking performance class, The School of Genetically Modified Theater, and has taught that and other master classes at Colorado College, Princeton, UCCS, Columbia University, Bogazici, Istanbul. Her work has been reviewed by Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Performance Art Journal, Telerama, and she spent the years 2013-15 in disguise as a french diplomat in New York.
Gautham Dinesh
Gautham Dinesh is a computer science student at NYU Abu Dhabi. He focuses on web development and software engineering with a drive to learn more. Gautham was an intern at ISFF for the summer of 2020, where he developed the Habitat platform.
Noah Hutton
Noah Hutton is a writer and director of documentary and narrative films. He was nominated for the 2021 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for Lapsis, a sci-fi feature he wrote, directed, scored, and edited, which premiered in the narrative feature competition at SXSW 2020 and was acquired by Film Movement for theatrical release in 2021. In 2020 he completed In Silico, a ten-year documentary begun in 2009 and supported by Sandbox Films and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation about a ten-year project to simulate the human brain on supercomputers. Previously he directed the documentary features Deep Time (SXSW 2015) and Crude Independence (SXSW 2009).
Peter Galison
Peter Galison is the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University. In 1997 Galison was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; won a 1998 Pfizer Award (for Image and Logic) as the best book that year in the History of Science; in 1999 received the Max Planck and Humboldt Stiftung Prize, and in 2018, the Abraham Pais Award in the History of Physics. His other books include How Experiments End (1987), Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps (2003), and Objectivity (with Lorraine Daston, 2007). Among his films are Ultimate Weapon: The H-bomb Dilemma (with Pamela Hogan); with Robb Moss, he directed and produced Secrecy, which premiered at Sundance (2008), and, also, Containment (2015), about the need to guard radioactive materials for the 10,000 year future. Galison has collaborated with South African artist, William Kentridge, on a multi-screen installation, "The Refusal of Time" (2012) and an associated chamber opera, Refuse the Hour. On digital matters: he co-directs Critical Media Practice (training a new generation of Ph.D. students to work with digital media) and the Film Study Center, both at Harvard.He is a co-founder of the Black Hole Initiative, an interdisciplinary center for the study of these most extreme objects. His current research is on the history and philosophy of black holes and, in a second project, on the changing relation of technology to the self.
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