ASKlabs works collaboratively with artists, scientists, and engineers to tell inspiring stories of creativity and innovation for public audiences. We help share their amazing stories of process and discovery by creating engaging digital content and programs for public audiences, from digital content to events and exhibitions. Our award-winning films have screened internationally on screens large and small. We've documented a Feminist Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab, Richard Serra's largest outdoor work to date, and the creation of the world's largest kinetic lightning machine. Explore our film and video projects below:
"LIGHTNING STRIKES!" AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
LIGHTNING STRIKES! EVENT | MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, BOSTON | NOVEMBER 7, 2012
The world premiere of "Lightning Dreams: The Electrum at Gibbs Farm" Produced and Directed by Alberta Chu took place at the Boston Museum of Science. The ticketed MOS Adult Programs event "Lightning Strikes!" featured the "Lightning Dreams" film premiere, a panel, and a show in the MOS' famed Theater of Electricity. It was a terrific event attended by over 300 people.
High-voltage engineer Greg Leyh's presentated of his plans for his ambitious Lightning Foundry project. Then the museum's own resident high-voltage physicist Daniel Davis moderated a conversation with Greg Leyh of Lightning on Demand and filmmaker Alberta Chu. (Video of the talks and panel: Boston Museum of Science: Lectures at the Museum "Lightning Strikes" Event. Panel Discussion featuring Alberta Chu, Greg Leyh, Daniel Davis (Mar. 2013)
Daniel Davis amazed all in the MOS' famed Theater of Electricity with a special showcase of electricity in many forms. Spirited attendees participated in human electricity mad-scientist experiments and several lucky audience members, including the winners of the Steampunk Fashion contest, received their 15 seconds of fame inside the Faraday Cage. Shoutouts to everyone who turned out Steampunk! It was great to see some of the "Lightning Dreams" Boston film crew: Eric Masunaga of Modulus Studios and Composer P. Andrew Willis.
Thanks to everyone who has supported ASKlabs along the way. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event happen! Many thanks to David Rabkin, Lisa Monrose, and Jennifer Garrett at the Museum of Science and to Boston artist/inventor Steve Hollinger for making the connections and introductions. Thank you to our Steampunk fashion judges for the evening: Tina Cassidy, Jill Palese, and Aricia Symes-Elmer. Thanks to Ethan Gilsdorf for his wonderful piece in The Boston Globe (11/6/12), June Wulff for featuring our event for The Globe's To-Do List (11/7/12), and to Astrid Lium (@astridspeak) for our blog interview.