December 1, 2015

New World Symphony Videographer Wins Knight Arts Challenge

Congratulations to New World Symphony videographer Jonathan D. Kane and his multidisciplinary collaborative Corpus Callosum on becoming one of the Knight Arts Challenge grant recipients. Jonathan along with creative technologist Alexandra Kuechenberg and astrophysicist Dr. Jorge Perez-Gallego will use their $80,000 matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to launch their first project "On a High Note".

"On a High Note" will explore how our brains perceive music, joining the New World Symphony and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in the development of an interactive exhibit to be displayed in Frost Science's newly constructed full-dome.

"The ultimate goal is to produce an entertaining and educational holistic experience that presents a deeper understanding of how our brains work, and exposes new audiences to the significance of complex music by means of an immersive, synesthetic and alternative concert viewing format applicable to multi-surface projection spaces and a full-dome environment," said members of Corpus Callosum. 

The multidisciplinary collaborative seeks to combine art and science, presenting its findings in a unique and compelling way. As Corpus Callosum conducts research for this project, they will host roundtables, panel discussion and lectures in an effort to involve Miami's art, science and tech communities. Updates on events and the progress of the project can be found on the group’s Twitter, Facebook and their website.

Congratulations Jonathan and Corpus Callosum!

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