Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Greenland Melting

Let two NASA scientists show you around Greenland. Why have the glaciers been melting so fast over the past 15 years?

Over the past 15 years, Greenland’s glaciers have melted more quickly than in the 70 years before. The process is suddenly going much faster than predicted. How is this happening and what does it mean for the rest of the world? NASA is trying to find out, and two of its scientists explain how. We travel with them on a ship where they take all kinds of measurements, and in a small aircraft from which it’s possible to see the endless expanse of ice. Provided you are willing to get down on your knees and look underwater, it becomes clear that warmer sea currents are eroding the ice from below. Made partly using 3D data visualization, photogrammetry and videogrammetry, this 360- degree VR film allows us to experience the reality behind all the facts and statistics about melting ice caps. We get an idea of the scale involved from a glacier in the distance that suddenly looms over us, almost close enough to touch—this was the size of this gigantic glacier back in 1900.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Catherine Upin, Julia Cort, Nonny de la Peña, Raney Aronson-Rath
With:Frontline, Emblematic Group, NOVA

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