The Colony is a new art-science performance about sisterhood and the evolution of communication in two of the most social creatures on earth: humans and ants. Informed by scientific research on ant colonies, The Colony ventures into speculative fiction and includes projected animations and imagery alongside live spoken and musical performance. For more about the performance and to reserve free tickets visit www.thecolony.show.
“Ant Sisters” is featured in "A Modern Bestiary," the March 2019 issue of curated films from Labocine. The issue features twenty one films that, in the spirit of the classical bestiary, attempt a broad survey of “all that may inhabit our world, real, imagined, or created.”
The short animation “Ant Sisters” will be featured in the “Interspecies Love Song” program of the 11th Imagine Science Film Festival. With story by Anna Lindemann and Emma Komlos-Hrobsky, and animation by Anna Lindemann and Sarah Shattuck, “Ant Sisters” draws from scientific research on the evolution of eusociality to weave a tale about the complex dynamics of human and ant sisterhood. Anna Lindemann will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Associate Professor of Biology Davida Smyth along with filmmaker Jessica Beshir and dolphin cognition and communication scientist Diana Reiss.
Anna Lindemann is honored to be the the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Research & Creative Practice Award given to a University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts' faculty member who "demonstrates an outstanding record of scholarship and/or creative practice and productivity in their field."
Anna Lindemann will be among the presenters at the "Building up STEAM: Collaborations between the Arts and the Science" evening, sparking discussion and an open forum on current and future developments in STEAM at UConn and beyond. (This event was rescheduled from an original date in February due to weather).
Anna Lindemann and Eric Lindemann will present "Musical Organisms: a generative approach to growing musical scores" at the EvoMusArt section of the 2018 EvoStar conference in Parma, Italy. They will present a short talk at 4:40pm and participate in the poster session at 6:30pm on Wednesday April 4.
UConn Today features an article about the Scientific Visualization class co-designed and co-taught by Anna Lindemann and Alison Paul during the Fall 2017 semester.
Anna Lindemann’s article summarizing her approach to designing and teaching a course called “Animating Science” is featured in the SciArt Magazine special topics issue on international STEAM education approaches in theory and practice.
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!
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
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 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.