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Creative SHORT Project 1: Small Solutions for Big Problems

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

The online event features the launch of the first of 3 short film/ animations created as part of Cambridge SHORTS Project with an accompanying interview with the researcher. Through out the screening there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the researcher and creatives over Twitter: @CamUniEngage

What’s it about?

We take a look at some of the key research taking place at the University of Cambridge on challenging topics that impact our daily lives and the way we perceive our future:                                                     

A "nanomaterial" is a piece of matter that has been engineered at a nanometer level - about 100,000 smaller than the width of a human hair. By engineering materials at this level, we can achieve incredible properties - strength, chemical activity, and durability. A good recent example of this is the covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and Moderna, which contain nanomaterials. The project focuses on developing new methods to accelerate the scale-up of nanomaterials in sustainable and economical ways, so that humanity can benefit from their enhanced properties. This project encompasses many different aspects, including the design of new reactors, the incorporation of machine learning and a complete mindset change for researchers.

Over the last five years, Cambridge researcher Nicholas refined techniques for making a range of new materials for applications ranging from medicine to chemical manufacturing. His most recent effort created a process for low cost production of safe antimicrobial materials, which may have some commercial use due to the high demand for hygienic environments.    

As part of Cambridge Creative Shorts project, researchers at University of Cambridge joined forces with creative professionals to translate their research into a visual language of short films and animations to reach out to wider audiences. Join us for the screening of this innovative animation created through the collaboration between researcher, Nicholas Jose and creatives, Jude Cowan Montague and Suzie Hanna interpreting and presenting aspects of this exciting topic through their interdisciplinary practices in song, sound design, printmaking and animation. 

The online event features the launch of three short film and animations with accompanying interviews with researchers. Throughout the screening there will be an opportunity to ask questions to the researchers and creatives who took part in this project over Twitter: @CamUniEngage

To register for the event please go to Eventbrite. We’ll share information with the registered participants on how to join the screening closer to the day.

Who’s leading the event?

• Researcher: Nicholas Jose, Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore, University of Cambridge
 Creatives: Jude Cowan Montague & Suzie Hanna

Open to

Participants from all ages and background are welcome

Of particular interest to

Of particular interest to those who would like to know more about technological waste and how some technologies can be produced in more sustainable ways.