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Off the Screen: Science as Cinema, Science as Photograph

Off the Screen: Science as Cinema, Science as Photograph

Ukichiro Nakaya and Iwanami Films
Filmmaker in attendance

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Note: Enter the Exploratorium through the Museum’s historic Pier 15 bulkhead for this after hours program.

Admission:  $10 General / $5 Member
Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling (415) 528-4444 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

Renowned glaciologist Ukichiro Nakaya, the first to grow artificial snowflakes in the lab and one of the first to conduct ice coring in Greenland, shared his research through essays, illustrations, radio programs, and cinema. His films and those of Iwanami Productions—the educational film company he founded in 1950—will be celebrated in this special screening. His daughter, Exploratorium Fog Bridge artist Fujiko Nakaya, will join us to introduce a selection of films including Snow Crystals (Ukichiro Nakaya,1939) and Science Graffiti: Nature’s Magic Revealed (Iwanami Productions, 1983). The evening will begin with a special presentation by Japanese artist and writer Kenjiro Okazaki entitled Science as Cinema, Science as Photograph: Ukichiro Nakaya.