The SF Research Group Presents: Sounding Science Fiction with Peter Miller
Sound Design in SF Film
Peter Miller is a professional composer, musician, sound designer and visual artist with a career that spans more than 30 years. He is recognised both in Australia and internationally, and his feature film credits include Ray Lawrence’s Jindabyne, Jane Campion’s In the Cut, and Gore Verbinski’s The Ring and Rango. He has recently completed his science and mathematically-based visual art project Watching Europa, a speculative contemplation on alien life.
Thursday 26 Sept. 4-6pm. Phoenix Gallery, Deakin University
The Science Fiction Research Group @Deakin University Presents:
The Inauguration of the SF Seminar Series, Thursday, 22nd August 4-6pm at the Phoenix Gallery (Building B), Deakin University Burwood.
‘Scientia, Scientia Ficta et Arte: SF Arts’
Dr. Paul Thomas (Associate Professor at COFA) will be presenting his research into nanotechnology through his artworks Midas and Nanoessence. The focus will be on nanotechnology and the exploration of materiality and immateriality in the expanding area of art and science practice. Nanotechnologies have created new ways of thinking about materials and processes that construct different social realities. The presentation draws on contemporary science and art practice to confront traditional understandings of materiality, exploring key issues that define possible shifts in our conscious understanding of matter. The talk will explore his current research into Richard Feynman’s famous diagrams, parallel universes and quantum theories.
Tracy Sarroff will be presenting a talk on science fiction in relationship to her visual arts practice. Ecology and concerns about art and science underlie the majority of her projects. What prevails is an interest in the relationship between ecology and science and the creative boundaries of what is both imaginary and real. Frequently using ideas that are allied to science fiction and science fact, Sarroff’s work manifest an ambiguity in relation to natural and artificial engagement. Transgenics, biotechnology, microscopy, and science fiction have been some major themes fuelling her explorations to date. Often these themes relate to contemporary society and movements in scientific research. These topics will be discussed and analyses in relation to creative practice and the zeitgeist.
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I’m still unsure about the potential ramifications of privatising research through public interest, but I sincerely value the experience and insight into the crowdfunding continuum. Is the current success of crowdfunding a temporary bubble or a sustainable model? Or worse, is it opening up publicly funded research institutions to private influence in a much more direct fashion?