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Acclaimed filmmaker Mary Sweeney and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan explore the creative place where art and science meet. FLOAT is a series of conversations with filmmakers, fine artists, musicians, technologists, and neuroscientists, investigating their common inspirations, motivations, and processes. Hosted by two USC professors, FLOAT takes you on a journey to the nexus of art and science.

FLOAT Mary Sweeney and Jonas Kaplan

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Acclaimed filmmaker Mary Sweeney and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan explore the creative place where art and science meet. FLOAT is a series of conversations with filmmakers, fine artists, musicians, technologists, and neuroscientists, investigating their common inspirations, motivations, and processes. Hosted by two USC professors, FLOAT takes you on a journey to the nexus of art and science.

    Walter Murch: The Swamp and Sunny Upland of Consciousness

    Walter Murch: The Swamp and Sunny Upland of Consciousness

    Walter Murch is a film editor, a director, writer, and sound designer. For his work on Apocalypse Now he won the Academy Award for Best Sound and was also nominated for Best Film Editing. He won two more Oscars for editing and sound mixing The English Patient. Walter is recognized as a true innovator and master of sound design in film, and his book In The Blink of An Eye has become a classic on the craft of film editing.

    • 1 tim. 18 min
    Lykke Li: Love and Neuroscience

    Lykke Li: Love and Neuroscience

    Lykke Li is a singer, songwriter, and dancer. She was born in Sweden to artistic parents, her mother a photographer and her father a musician. The family traveled extensively, living abroad in Portugal, Morocco, Nepal and India. Lykke released her first album, Youth Novels in 2008 and another three; Wounded Rhymes, I Never Learn and So Sad So Sexy by 2018. She’s currently at work on a five-dimensional art project expected to be released in 2022. Lykke lives in Los Angeles with her son.

    • 55 min
    Gus Van Sant: People Sitting In Chairs

    Gus Van Sant: People Sitting In Chairs

    Gus Van Sant was born in Louisville, Kentucky and received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975.  Gus has an international reputation as a filmmaker, painter, photographer, and musician.  Beginning with short films in 1979 Gus has directed 52 films. He’s been twice nominated for an Oscar and won the Palme D’or and Best Director Awards at the Cannes Film Festival.  In 2021 he turned to the stage, writing and composing Andy, a musical about Andy Warhol.

    • 1 tim. 5 min
    Marco Iacoboni: Mirroring The World

    Marco Iacoboni: Mirroring The World

    Marco Iacoboni is a Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and the Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimuli lab at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Marco is a neurologist by training, who is originally from Rome, Italy. His work has focused on the neural basis of empathy, and on the so-called mirror neuron system in humans. He is the author of the book Mirroring People: The New Science of How We Connect With Others.

    • 1 tim. 2 min
    Tavares Strachan: Skepticism Is Spiritual

    Tavares Strachan: Skepticism Is Spiritual

    Tavares Strachan was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and now lives and works between New York City and Nassau. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University. Tavares’s art, reflecting the politics of invisibility and limitation, locates itself in a boundless exploration of space and the physical world. His multi-media installations investigate the cultural dynamics of science, technology, mythology and history.

    • 56 min
    Anil Seth: A Controlled Hallucination

    Anil Seth: A Controlled Hallucination

    Anil Seth is a Professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He is Co-Director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and is Editor-in-chief of the journal Neuroscience of Consciousness. His research has focused on interoception, emotion, self, and consciousness, and how the brain perceives both the outside and inside worlds through a process of hypothesis generation. His new book, Being You: The New Science of Consciousness, is available now.

    • 1 tim. 8 min

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