Science Film Theory & Practice 2019 - 2020

12/20 Notes on 'Unspoken Truths - Science, Film & Realities'

As the second wave of Corona hit Switzerland right before the conference, I wasn't able to travel to Halle. Quickly, I decided to rewrite my original planned keynote presentation into a video-based format. As video offers quite a broader spectrum of narration formats for a keynote presentations, I decided to create a trialogue between the scientist, filmmaker and activist. These three (fluid) identities are naturally a part of my work and life, so it was obvious to distingish them into different point of views and create a critical discourse on the current bottleneck of Trust in Science, Film by Society. The script was the draft for the production, and it's not verbatim of the video version as I had to improvise the speech (I didn't know the text by hearth) due the limited time of production. Several persons have asked me already, how long it took me to produce this video at home. Script and more, see here...

08/20 Understanding Misconceptions

ETH Zurich science educational video on misconceptions & feedback - 80ies style. Excerpt: "But be careful not to create a spatio-temporal feedback loop that annihilates the entire universe…"

01/20 Sciences - Arts, Theorie & Praxis, Wissenschaftlich-filmisch

Impulsvortrag an der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Luzern zum Thema einer Verbindung von Theorie und Praxis in der gestalterischen-wissenschaftlichen Lehre

Präsentation hier

11/19 Geneva Peace Week: Research Documentary premiere

10/19 Keynote: ein Fenster in die Welt des Lehrenden

Keynote at "Tag der Lehre", Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Here the presentation

10/19 Video design; Bundesamt für Raumentwicklung

06/19 Production SCNAT Trailer on Sustainability

04/19 trans-disciplinary tool design session

Design Session for the video production of the transdisciplinary tool "Three Types of Knowledge", a project with the and tdlab ETH Zurich.

03/19 Shaping The future of AI, opening speech

What audiovisual data bias do we have in todays AI stories? How can we gain transparency and trust at the borderline between bot and human? We strongly need storytelling for a positive future with „Extended Intelligence“. Fintech Hackathon Zurich

02/19 Scientists meet Filmmakers

Being a mentor at the Science Film Hackathon in Basel was a blast. Looking forward to the Zurich event!

01/19 editing editing editing

Around 25 terabytes of film material in the editing process. The research documentary is taking shape.

01/19 Thought-provoking statements on videos

A new collection of some critical statements on videos in higher education. The expert interviews were conducted as part of an earlier research project: "Media Design for Videos in Higher Education".

11/19 Immersion, Simulation, Exploration: VR-360 für ein forschendes Lernen

360-Videos in Virtual Reality (VR-360) bietet einen neuen Zugang für investigative Explorationen, der neue Welten für forschendes Lernen eröffnen kann.

VR-360 basiert medial betrachtet auf audio- und visuellen Daten, welche je nach technologischen und ästhetischen Entscheidungen eine veränderte "Realität" darstellen und Einfluss auf die Immersionserfahrung einnehmen kann.

Die damit einhergehenden audiovisuellen, medialen Transformationsprozesse resultieren in einem veränderten Prozess des forschenden Lernens. Um dabei wissenschaftliche Validität zu erhalten, müssen diese jedoch kritisch reflektiert werden. Diese mediale Reflexion benötigt Skills, welche in einer multidisziplinären Umgebung erlernt werden müssen. Da audiovisuell-mediale Fertigkeiten sich fundamental von den üblichen akademischen Methoden des Umgangs mit Text unterscheiden, ist für diesen Prozess ein Co-Design mit Mediendesignern und Boundary Spanners unabdingbar.

@Campus Innovation Hamburg, November 2019 > Videoaufzeichnung des Vortrages

08/19 From Leiden University to ETH Zurich

New perspective: Change of my university affiliation from the Centre for Innovation at Leiden University, The Hague Netherlands to the Educational Development and Technology of ETH Zurich.

06/19 Difference as a resource for Peace, SDGs

06/19 Pre-screening SDC Network, Geneva

Towards aiming to bridge the difficult gap between research and policy makers: "audiovisual data" - such as film can be - a boundary object, to not only translate research into another language, but also a further step into new ways of collaboration between science, film and policy makers. Preliminary film screening of "Inequality and Conflict" in Geneva with SDC experts from all over the world. The purpose was to get feedback for the final version of the docfilm.

04/19 sustainable chocolate ghana, VR-360 Experiment

Do we value fairtrade chocolate more through Virtual Reality experiences? Planned experiment with VR-360 videos on consumer behaviour, with the University Osnabrück forthcoming.

03/19 Gender as a resource for Peace, Research for SDGs

02/19 Keynote "Eine andere Sprache" response Tweet, Thanks!

My keynote on "Videos as another language" in Worms, Germany. We need to fundamentally change on how we reflect, think and produce videos in science and teaching. It's just a different language, and we need to understand how to work with it. > go to presentation slides

02/19 Keynote: Audiovisuelle Sprache

01/19 VR-360 REMOTE SENSING, Leiden University

Final micro script changes of the voice-over for our VR-360 experience about the method of "Remote Sensing". Co-Design project of the Centre for Innovation with Dr. Joris Timmermans, Institute of Environmental Studies, Leiden University. Our talented voice-over speaker is Assistant Professor Paul Behrens, Energy and Environmental Change.