Chronicles of an Art and Science Collaboration

This audiovisual hybrid artwork brings together the self-reflections of three scientists who participated in an art and science collaboration dealing with the use of bio-cellulose for art and design purposes.

Three days before the Covid-19 lockdown, the Systems of Representations research group carried out semi-structured interview sessions with the group at their laboratory facilities in Aalto University. In the anecdotal storytelling that ensues, professor Orlando Rojas and doctoral students Janika Lehtonen and Luiz Greca talk about their childhood, what inspired them to follow careers in science and how the making of a contribution to sustainability and the good of humankind sustains their work objectives. Their narratives are augmented with a combination of illustrations and still photographs related to the topics that emerged during the interviews, as well as scientific images created by the scientists using an electron microscope as part of their work.

Chronicles of an Art and Science Collaboration was exhibited online in Ars Electronica 2020. Visit us here, in Mozilla Hubs: https://keplersgardens.net/vZfwWAW/

Lily Díaz-Kommonen
Producer, research, scriptwriting
Juan Duarte Regino
Video editing
Gautam Vishwanath (DA student in DOM)
Mozilla hub design and technical integration
Emil Lindfors
Mozilla hub design and technical integration
Andrea Mancianti (DA student in DOM)
Sound recording and realization
Orlando Rojas
Janika Lehtonen
Luiz Greca

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