Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY

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Scene from the movie BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY.

Fraunhofer MEVIS presents a new short movie in cooperation with Media Art Nexus at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The movie shows different scales of the human body, from digitized microscopic lymphoma tissue examined with the molecular cytogenetic technique Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to detect abnormal changes in DNA, to 3D reconstructions of two vessel systems of a liver as well as a whole-body MRI. It offers an artistic, large-scale immersive experience in the Deep Space 8K and simultaneously at the Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore. The simultaneous launch marks the beginning of the aspired deeper cooperation in which Fraunhofer MEVIS will provide techniques, tools, scientific expertise and environment for students from NTU Singapore.

The short movie will be shown at Ars Electronica's Festival and Media Art Nexus NTU Singapore on September 8 and September 9 (11:30 am – 12:00 noon CEDT). Fraunhofer MEVIS scientists Bianka Hofmann and Alexander Köhn will talk in a live video call with collaborators Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez from NTU about arts' contribution to bring artistry and a sense of awe to remove barriers for getting engaged with severe health topics and also as a transdisciplinary approach of innovation in digital medicine.

The Deep Space 8K is a 3D theatre with 16 x 9 meters of wall and another 16 x 9 meters of floor projection, laser tracking, and 3D animation in the Ars Electronica Science Center, Linz, Austria. The Media Art Nexus (MAN) is a media wall measuring 15 x 2 meters located at the North Spine Plaza at NTU Singapore and aims to provide a platform for exhibiting interactive digital art created by the multi-disciplinary community of NTU Singapore and beyond.