Monday, 11 July 2011

Welcome to the Spectacular Science Collaboration

Welcome to the freshly minted Spectacular Science Collaboration Blog - a shared creative space. This is where participants and 'stake holders' will correspond, review, and feed back for the duration of the project.

This isn't the first time CG Arts @ UCA, Rochester and the School of Biosciences @ UoK have worked together. Back in 2009, CGAA graduate Matthew Fletcher was commissioned by Dr Klappa to produce an animation describing Double Fertilsation in Flowering Plants. You can visit the project blog archive here and view the resulting animation below.

This first commission/collaboration grew from Dr Klappa's involvement with the CGAA year one Commission Unit, formerly known as 'Virtual Anatomy'. I include below a selection of animations produced by CGAA year one students in response to Dr Klappa's commission brief - in which he challenged undergraduates to produce animations in response to specific bio-scientific scenarios.

Jonathan Pearmain - HIV Infection

Ethan Shilling - Life Cycle of Slime Mold

Leo Tsang - Life Cycle of a Mushroom

This continuing collaboration aims to provide a wide audience with access to scientific knowledge and support the education of students in science subjects. We are commissioning highly talented and professional graduates from the BA (Hons) CG Arts and Animation course at Rochester to produce work that furthers the aims of our collaborative project. The work produced will be disseminated under the auspices of two leading UK universities to a wide range of audiences.

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