7:30 – 10 p.m. FILM FESTIVAL PART I
Film #1: “Appropriating Science,” curated by Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives, San Francisco, California
Created for the conference, this film is a montage of sequences from U.S. industrial and advertising films (1920s–1960s) that show how scientific signals are used to persuade, educate and reassure the public.
Film #2: “Film 1st” (1998), directed by Gustav Deutsch, with an
introduction by Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
A montage of rare scientific imagery, including the flight of pigeons, intelligence tests performed on apes, hurricanes and shock wave effects, and small children walking. The film demonstrates the process of discovery by cinematic means.
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Panel Discussion: Visions of Knowing
Chair: Jennifer Tucker, Harvey Mudd College
Panel: Tom Gunning, University of Chicago
Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives
Oliver Gayken, Temple University
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Documenting Science
Chair: Jesse Lerner, Pitzer College
Panel: Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lloyd Spencer Davis, University of Otago, New Zealand
Rachel Mayeri, Harvey Mudd College
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Moving Image as a Laboratory and Experimental Technique
Chair: Laura Perini, Pomona College
Panel: Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology
Joseph Dumit, University of California at Davis
Dwight Whitaker, Pomona College
Natasha Myers, York University
7:30 - 9 p.m. FILM FESTIVAL PART II
Film: “Out of the Laboratory,” curated by Rachel Mayeri, HMC, and Alexis Gambis, NYU/Imagine Science Films
Featuring contemporary short films that straddle the bounds between science and art, the program interrogates distinctions, while visualizing connections, between knowing and creating. Made by scientists and artists, these shorts move us to imagine experiment as creation, and creation as experiment.
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Animating Science
Chair: Marsha Kinder, University of Southern California
Panel: Lisa Cartwright, University of California at San Diego
Judith Jack Halberstam, University of Southern California
Norman Klein, California Institute of the Arts
11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Scientists in Hollywood/Science on TV
Chair: Marianne de Laet, Harvey Mudd College
Panel: Scott Frank, Autry National Center
Jeremy Bernstein, professional game designer and writer
Alexis Gambis, NYU and Imagine Science Films