|Who is the Agora Group?
The agora group is an art and science team who are taking climate change past pure description
and theatrical effect turning „the invisible presence“ into more immersive audible and visible digital future.
Members search for projects with particular formats and venues based on this challenge.
Official Production Concepts.
Atmosphere One - Director Marille Hahne (Planetarium, Lucern)
Ecovisualization - Director Tiffany Holmes (Centre for Supercomputing, Illinois USA)
The Inverted Retina - Director Jill Scott (Neuromorphology, Uni-Zurich)
Space-X - Space Exploration Institute, Neuchatel
Planetologie / Image Data / Atmospheric Analysis
WSL Research for People and the Envionment, Zurich
ETHZ / Risk Assessment / Resiliance-Resistance of the Ecosystem / Dendrochronology
EWAG Aquatic Research Centre, Dübendorf Zurich
Waste Management / Water Quality / Alpine Conditions
Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen
Energy / Fuel / Partical Physics
Media Art Members:
Marille Hahne - Documentary Film/ Editing / HDTV Research
Tiffany Holmes - Eco-Visualization / Media art
Kirsten Johannsen - Microgravity / Botany / Film
Andrea Polli - Sonification / Real Time Data Interpretation
Andreas Schiffler and Andrew Quinn - Physics / 3D Animation / Programming
Jill Scott - Storyboarding / Interactive Film / Media Sculpture
Werner Pfaffli and David McConville - Dome Consultants
What are our main questions about climate change?
Public Denial - How can we deal with the high levels of public denial, the sheer scale of the problem, and the need to
create more trans-disciplinary support for the task at hand?
Team skills - What can ART/SCI trans-disciplinary groups hope to achieve: in what ways can the sharing of skills shift puplic
perception about climate change?
Communication - How can local anthropogenic effects on our atmosphere be interpreted and edited into viable chunks
of digestible knowledge and transferred into affective global metaphors?
Immersive education - Why could immersive environments and surround sound presentations make any difference to
the dissemination of scientific knowledge for the general public?
What do we hope to achieve?
||Generate collaborations between art and science teams, who can work from the storyboarding stage to the creation
of new cultural mechanisms for social support.
||Combine the skills of artists (communication) and scientists (actual researchers in the field) to communicate local
anthropogenic effects and con-current scientific research on global climate. Utilize these team skills for effective
strategies, not scare tactics or «before and after» comparisons.
||Use existing immersive domes and public spaces as a new educational platforms and credit participatory experiences
as suitable mediums for the required understanding of immediate presence rather than the «invisible presence».
More critical information and images can be found by downloading three files.