Students enrolled in “Animating Science,” a course designed and taught by Anna Lindemann, presented work inspired by the University of Connecticut Rettenmeyer Army Ant Guest Collection as part of the “Be Our Guest” opening reception.
Anna Lindemann is a co-director of the Academic Plan Proposal “AntU: How army ants and their guests can inspire synergy across science, fine arts, and the humanities,” which was awarded a $250,971 three-year grant by the University of Connecticut Office of the Provost. Janine Caira, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the project director.
A fully staged production of the art-science performance Theory of Flight comes to the ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio in Boulder, Colorado on Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8 at 7:30pm. Lucy Fitz Gibbon performs as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. The production is directed by Kristen Demaree. The event is presented by CU Boulder's ATLAS Center for Media, Art and Performance, an incubator for the novel and experimental use of technology in music, dance, visual art, theater, film and new media. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!
Anna Lindemann will give a guest lecture on biological music for the “Music Technologies and the Natural World” course designed and taught by Ryan MacEvoy McCullough within the Music Department at Cornell University.
The animated short Beetle Bluffs is now part of the permanent collection at the State Darwin Museum in Moscow.
Beetle Bluffs will be screened as part of the Now&After'16 International Video Art Festival with the theme "Ecology Without Borders." Beetle Bluffs was among 28 films selected for the competition program from over 800 submissions from 63 countries. The festival will take place at The State Darwin Museum in Moscow. An opening reception will be held on October 27 at 19.00
Beetle Bluffs is featured in "Model Organisms," the inaugural issue of curated films from LaboCine. The issue features over two hours of films by fourteen filmmakers and pays tribute to "our non-human scientific collaborators."
Anna Lindemann worked closely with the maritime historians and directors of exhibits and collections at the USS Constitution Museum in Boston to develop three new works for permanent exhibit at the museum that showcase the history of the USS Constitution, one of the first US Navy vessels, and the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. The works include an animation depicting the construction and launch, in 1797, of the USS Constitution using more than 100 specially commissioned illustrations by UK-based illustrator Stephen Biesty; a motion graphic depicting the thousands of US merchant ships sailing from 1791-94, and their capture by French, British, and Barbary Corsair ships, which precipitated the creation of the US Navy; and a video that welcomes visitors to the USS Constitution Museum and shares the history of the USS Constitution through historic paintings, photographs, video, and animation.
Anna Lindemann will give a guest lecture on generative approaches to artistic creation for the “Advanced Open Studio” taught by Aidan Ackerman and Benjamin Winters at Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA
Anna Lindemann and Eric Lindemann present their newest work on music composition modeled on biological processes, specifically gene network dynamics, at the Summer Experimental Music Week at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder.
An excerpt from Beetle Bluffs is a finalist in the Fifth Annual Evolution Video Competition sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE). The Beetle Bluffs excerpt was screened at the Evolution 2015 Conference in Guarujá, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Creativity Convergence is a gathering designed to catalyze interdisciplinary creative projects at University of Connecticut with dinner, multimedia concert preview, and project imagineering. Students and faculty from across disciplines are encouraged to sign up. The event is organized by Anna Lindemann, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, and Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and made possible by the generous support of the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Dean’s Grant and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Beetle Bluffs is being shown as part of the 4th Annual Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival held at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. The film is the winner of the festival's Golden Glovie High-Score Award in Fine Art & Conceptual.
Beetle Bluffs is being shown as part of the eight day 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival. This year's festival explores the theme of 'TIME,' including time-lapse, evolution, aging, development, time travel, and geologic time. Beetle Bluffs will join six other shorts for the "Time Travelogues" screening.
A solo adaptation of Theory of Flight will be presented as part of an after-conference program of the 2014 European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology conference in Vienna. The performance will be held at the KLI Institute, an international center for advanced studies in theoretical biology. The institute supports the articulation, analysis, and integration of biological theories and the exploration of their wider scientific and cultural significance. Conference and non-conference attendees are welcome. For details about ticket reservations visit the conference website.
Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority commissioned “Playtime" as part of the “Art on the Marquee” public media art commissions. The little animation is on view on the big screen: displayed on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
I was introduced to many of the evolutionary and developmental biology (evo-devo) themes featured in my work while studying biology at Yale, and while working in Dr. Antónia Monteiro’s lab. When the Node asked me to write about how I go about scientific outreach, I thought a dialogue with Dr. Monteiro would be the perfect way to delve into the process of bringing biological ideas to a broad audience. Many thanks to Dr. Antónia Monteiro, Associate Professor, Yale-NUS-College and Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. The interview can be found here.
A fully staged production of Theory of Flight comes to Yale's Off Broadway Theater. Lucy Fitz Gibbon performs as as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. The production is directed by Sara Holdren. The Off-Broadway performances of Theory of Flight are amongst the events in the debut year of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities, a new Yale University initiative that aims to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue, creative collaboration, and research among scientists and humanists.
Anna gives a guest lecture on the integration of biology and art and the production of creative work for planetariums for the "Art and Science Immersive Media Course" taught by Nita Sturiale at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Anna Lindemann gives a guest lecture entitled "Evo Devo Art: Integrating Art, Biology, and Technology" at the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History.
Anna will present a version of Theory of Flight alongside a talk by ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth on bird flight migration calls as part of the Cornelia Street Café Entertaining Science series. Entertaining Science has since 2002 paired public lectures by prominent scientists with performances by artists.
"Anna Lindemann on Storytelling and Science," an interview by Emma Komlos-Hrobsky for the Tin House literary magazine blog explores how Theory of Flight plays with the intersection of science and fiction, and touches upon the objective versus the subjective, butterfly wings, and the inspiration of Borges.
Following performances of Theory of Flight at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab & Planetarium at Colgate University, Anna Lindemann gives a talk as part of the Art & Art History Department's lecture series discussing the creation of this fantasia of avian obsession and the integration of biology and art within the performance.
A solo version of Theory of Flight is presented as part of a line up of noteworthy scientists and artists pondering the aesthetics of evolution. This All-Day Wonder Cabinet is guest curated by David Rothenberg whose recent book Survival of the Beautiful (Bloomsbury, 2011) investigates art, science, and evolution. Many of the protagonists he encountered in writing his book will join him on stage at the Cantor Film Center to debate the question of whether nature's beauty is actual, imaginary, useful, excessive, or perhaps even entirely beside the point. Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Anker, Philip Ball, Vitaly Komar, David Soldier, Jaron Lanier, and Richard Prum are among the many presenters. Events are free and open to the public. The Survival of the Beautiful All-Day Wonder Cabinet is presented by the New York Institute of the Humanities and is made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Anna Lindemann discusses Theory of Flight and the integration of biology and art within the performance as part of an NJIT Technology and Society Forum inspired by David Rothenberg's new book Survival of the Beautiful: Art, Science, and Evolution.
Free Admission. Dangerous Ideas. Theory of Flight performs for full houses at the Ho Tung Visualization Lab and Planetarium at Colgate University. Lucy Fitz Gibbon as the Bird Spirit and Anna Lindemann as scientist Alida Kear. Directed by Alex Borinsky. The Flying Feast concocted by Ellie Markovitch and Rose Mitchell. Theory of Flight performances and the Flying Feast are part of the Interdisciplinary Events in the Arts & Sciences sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council.
The Natural History at Noon lecture series at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY presents a solo version of Theory of Flight.
Winged One will be screened as part of the BIO:FICTION festival where scientific talks, panel discussions, art exhibits, and film screenings examine the realm of synthetic biology in both a factual and entertaining way. The festival is held at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria.