Talk: Beauty in Numbers - Scientific Visualization meets Hollywood Flair

We are happy to announce that Kalina Borkiewicz from the University of Utah will give a talk on "Beauty in Numbers: Scientific Visualization meets Hollywood Flair" on 29/04/2024.

"Beauty in Numbers: Scientific Visualization meets Hollywood Flair"
Talk by Kalina Borkiewicz,
Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute,
Kahlert School of Computing,
University of Utah

When: Monday, April 29th, 14:00 - 15:00
Where: Währingerstraße 29, SR4, 1090 Vienna

Cinematic scientific visualization combines the rigor of data visualization with the artistic finesse of Hollywood filmmaking, transforming complex scientific concepts into visually compelling narratives. Widely disseminated via museums, documentary films, and social media platforms, these visualizations have garnered a vast global audience, reaching millions of viewers from 8 to 80 years old. In this talk, cinematic visualization will be explained and demonstrated through three lenses: technical challenges, design considerations, and science communication best practices.

Kalina Borkiewicz has spent most of the last decade creating cinematic scientific visualizations as part of the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, she served as Director of the AVL team and also Director of the Visualization Program Office. She has contributed visualizations to numerous documentary films including immersive fulldome and IMAX content. Kalina is currently a PhD student at the University of Utah.