Industry Award for Best Infographic at Raw Science Film Festival 2019

Bianka Hofmann and collaborating artist Mark Chavez (right) receiving the Industry Award for Best Infographic on behalf of the team at the Ace Theater in LA; Jim Gimzewski from UCLA is with them on behalf of awarded Best Mixed Reality Media art project “Noise Aquarium”.

The second year in a row, the work of Fraunhofer MEVIS was recognized by the scientific documentary industry at the Raw Science Film Festival held on January 26 in Los Angeles, CA.

The short movie “Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY” won the “Industry Award for Best Infographic”. The project was realized in a sciart collaboration between Fraunhofer MEVIS’ scicom team Bianka Hofmann, Alexander Köhn, and Mathias Neugebauer and artists Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez from Media Art Nexus at NTU Singapore. The sound design was produced by MEVIS colleague David Black in cooperation with singer Dagmar Weiß.

In addition, Fraunhofer MEVIS’ web-based STEAM application “Inside Insight” was among the finalists in the category “Best Educational Media”.

The short films screened during the day in the Ace Theater on South Broadway. Bianka Hofmann and cooperating artist Mark Chavez attended the prestigiuos red carpet awards ceremony for Fraunhofer MEVIS.

The awarded movie “Digital Medicine, Arts, and STEAM: BEFORE US LIES ETERNERDY” 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 3-D reconstructions of a liver as well as a whole-body MRI. It was produced in 2D for the 15:2 meter video wall Media Art Nexus and simultaneously in stereoscopic 3D for the Deep Space 8k at Ars Electronica Center.

The annual Raw Science Film Festival honors science-based media from around the world. The mission of the Festival is to ensure fact-based scientific experts stay at the forefront of popular culture.