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Seminar: Making Science Beautiful - a joint event with Vivid Idea

David Goodsell's visualisation of a virusThis signature Vivid Ideas event explores how science inspires art — and how art advances science — through the amazing work of David Goodsell (La Jolla, USA), as well as three new biomedical animations his work has inspired.

David's world-renowned watercolors of cells and proteins open up scope for imagination and exploration in biomedical research, a theme continued in his research, which focuses on using computer graphics and simulation to understand the molecular machinery involved in living processes.

Following David's talk, Emmy winner Drew Berry from Melbourne will show how his animation style has been influenced by David's work, and he will present the Sydney premiere of three new biomedical animations created by three apprentices he has been training. The main event concludes with a presentation of the finalists in the VizbiPlus Challenge, featuring a range of creative work inspired by these three animations.

Places are limited book early to ensure you experience this unique event exploring the intersection of creativity and scientific discovery.

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Cytoscape workshop, melbourne

Cytoscape is an open source software platform for visualizing molecular interaction networks and biological pathways and
integrating these networks with annotations, gene expression
profiles and other state data.   Cytoscape is currently the primary package used throughout the world for visualizing and analyzing Biological networks of many types.  The Cytoscape consortium recently released the first major revision of Cytoscape in 10 years: Cytoscape 3.0 and the next release, Cytoscape 3.1 was just released in beta and promises several new, exciting features for integration and visualization of biological networks.

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Seminar: Connect with Science

Scientists and creative practitioners have more ways, and more reasons, to collaborate than ever before. Discover how the tools of cinematography, storyboarding, graphic design, and sound engineering are increasingly being used to communicate modern, complex science. This is opening up a whole new arena for creatives with an interest in science, and for creative scientists alike.

This event features live presentations from two world-leading biomedical animators and science communicators: Graham Johnson from the UCSF (USA) and Drew Berry—winner of a MacArthur Fellowship, a BAFTA, and an Emmy award—from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

Following the talks, you will have a chance to network over a mixer in the adjacent MCA Lounge. There will also be an opportunity for a limited number of participants to briefly introduce their work to the audience. If your work bridges science and creativity or art, and you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please send short description of your work (one paragraph and one PNG image) to [email protected] after you have registered for this event. For details, see the Call for Participation.

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