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The Nexus of Art and Science, Part 1

It’s always cool when you stumble across projects that cross different fields of study. We learned that students at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) worked with scientists during Spring of 2014 to produce five very short animations illustrating, or inspired by, results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Observatory. Fermi is a spacecraft that collects gamma-rays, the highest energy of light, and seek to shed life on some of the most energetic objects and events in the universe. After a back and forth with scientists, this reel of animations was the result. They represent scientific concepts like black holes, binary stars, dark matter, and comic rays:

Here is a short documentary on the making of these short films:

In the Part 2, we’ll talk with a student who combined music and animation to represent scientific data from Fermi.


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