Science on Screen Animations Launch – 26th June 2024

Science on Screen Animation Launch 2024
Science on Screen Animation Launch 2024

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  • animation
  • Animations Launch
  • Event
  • science on screen


Ardán, CÚRAM, the SFI research Centre for Medical Devices and National Talent Academy for Animation are delighted to launch the latest round of four animations created for the Science on Screen scheme, which aims to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production. 

The goal with the animations was to create short videos which can communicate complex ideas in an easy-to-understand way for public and patient audiences, each based on a project being developed by CÚRAM researchers based at University of Galway, University of Limerick and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  

The projects included solutions for: inflammatory bowel disease; a new type of biodegradable coating for urinary stents; adhesion films being developed to mimic adhesive properties found  in nature; and targeted deep brain stimulation for neurological disorders .  

After an application process, Brosna O’Donovan (Mighty Grays Studio) and Chris Tierney (Earthbound Films) were chosen to each make 2 of the animation projects. 

The animators met with the researchers behind each project for a consultation on style, story and aesthetics for the animations, before the animators began the process of creating the 1-minute-long videos. Throughout the feedback the researchers engaged with the animators to relay feedback. 

The animations will be added to the existing documentaries and animations created as a part of the Science on Screen scheme, as well as being added to the SUPERHUMAN exhibit in the Galway City Museum which celebrates collaboration, creativity and innovation in medical technology (medtech) research in Ireland. 

The launch will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 12.30pm in Galway City Museum. Each animation will be introduced by the researchers behind the project and the animators who created them. All are welcome to the launch.  

Spaces are limited and tickets are available through this link.   

More information can be got from Claire Riordan (CÚRAM) and Kenny Gaughan (Ardán).