Science Meets Fiction and Film

The practice of narrative design for science communication, technology assessment and strategic foresight

Hands-on Workshops for STEM scientists and (future) filmmakers


In 2019 Fraunhofer MEVIS' collaboration with the internationale filmschule köln (ifs) and Stiftung für MINT-Entertainment-Education-Excellence (MINTEEE) focuses on the exploration of sustainable forms of cooperation, promoting a mutual understanding, teaching and learning in two hands-on workshops about narrative design and digital medicine.


Science Meets Fiction: Workshop and Symposium on “AI in Fiction and Reality”

A new approach to explore the social implications and ethical consequences of R&D

Hands-on Workshop for film students and filmmakers to learn about digital medicine and train an AI, held by Fraunhofer MEVIS scientists as well as the confluence of the exploration in a applied Ideations session at ifs in Cologne. The two-day event is complemented by a half-day public symposium under the motto “Science Meets Fiction – AI in Fiction and Reality” on October 14 at the ifs within the industry program of the Film Festival Cologne.
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“Narrative Design - Storytelling for the communication of scientific content – How opportunities, risks and ethical issues of research and innovation can be conveyed through cinematic stories"

Hands-on workshop for Fraunhofer MEVIS scientists.
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”Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - (not) a Topic for Fictional Stories?”

Filmmakers and MEVIS experts explored In 2018 the role of film in the communication of science. They worked on the developmental cooperation between science and fiction to contribute to science communication and to create socially relevant and credible stories about the use of artificial intelligence in medicine in Germany.
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