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Events We Host:

Bridge Science + Cinema Hackathon

April 2018

In the Spring semester of 2018, BASA organized two USC courses, one from the sciences and one from the cinematic arts, to collaborate for a month-long hackathon where students worked together to create digital media that raises awareness for diabetes prevention and research efforts.

BASA Pitch Week 2018

February 2018

In the February 2018, BASA hosted a Pitch Week where thirty-nine teams of artists and scientists pitched for BASA Grants of up to five thousand dollars.

SCience and SCinema Night

February 2018

BASA collaborated with its founding sponsor, The Bridge Institute at USC, to host a night of “SCience and SCinema” where students and faculty from the arts and sciences at SC and beyond led panels discussing collaborations across the disciplines. The event also featured highlights from two faculty and student films centered on science communication, with a Q-and-A with the filmmakers and scientific consultants that followed.

Artist and Scientist Mixer & Expo

January 2018

BASA held it’s first Mixer and Project Expo in it’s new home at the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience to kick off the Spring semester at USC. With over one hundred and fifty artists and scientists in attendance, BASA exhibited many of its projects including Microscopy in Virtual Reality, Heroes of Disease, Tiniest Tremor, Symphony of Sight, and more. The pizza was good too.

STEAM Sound Bytes 2017

December 2017

In collaboration with the Hamed Mirzaei Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, BASA hosts a yearly ‘Silent Panel at a Pub.’ We invite a panel of artists and scientists to answer questions from the audience at a loud bar in west Los Angeles. The event is like a silent disco (like at music festivals, add link) with a twist. Each of our audience members are wearing a cozy pair can headphones that we provide and listen to our speak into microphones at the front of the pub. Near the panelists is a screen showing our Facebook Live feed, where audience members can post questions for the moderator and panelists to read and respond to.

Art-Sci Trivia Night 2017

November 2017

BASA hosts a yearly Art-Science Trivia Night at USC’s Tommy’s Place with questions focusing on art and science -history, -pop culture, -media, and more while featuring exceptional prizes for the winners.

VRSC Pitch Night 2017

October 2017

In 2017 BASA collaborated with VRSC, a virtual reality community at USC, to host their annual Pitch Night. At Pitch Night, student virtual reality developers pitch ideas to a crowd of students in game design, engineering, cinematic arts, architecture, and more to try to recruit a team of people to help with the project. The Pitch Night leads to many fruitful and lasting project collaborations among students from the arts and sciences.

High School Outreach Day

August 2017

In August 2017, BASA hosted 30 students, teachers, and administrators from Downey and Warren High Schools a visit to USC research labs in biochemistry and the cinematic arts. Students met with students and faculty from several USC arts and sciences lab to ask questions and receive advise as they approach college age.

Animation Workshop

July 2017

In the Summer of 2017, USC Animation MFA student Molly Murphy led an animation workshop for undergraduate students enrolled in the USC Bridge Institutes BUGS summer research program.

Science Visualization Workshop

June 2017

In the Summer of 2017, BASA Founders Kyle McClary and Evan Tedlock led a Visualizing Science Workshop for undergraduate students enrolled in the USC Bridge Institutes BUGS summer research program. Students presented their favorite ‘works of art-sci,’ which was followed by a discussion on how principles of abstraction and representation in the arts can be used to improve science visualization and communication.

Artist & Scientist Cookout Mixer

May 2017

In the Spring of 2017, BASA hosted a cookout on the lawn of the USC Bridge Institute’s previous location. Artist and scientists from departments across USC gathered for a potluck to connect with fellow researchers and media makers.

Robotics Workshop w/ David Hanson

February 2017

In the spring of 2017, BASA collaborated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts to host world famous robot engineer David Hanson. Despite a bit a jet lag and tiredness from performing on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show the previous evening, David gave an absolutely incredible workshop on building human-mimicking robots. He brought his company’s flagship Robot, Sophia, who had conversations and interactions with the excited crowd of USC students from the sciences and cinematic arts. Soon after visiting us at USC, Sophia was the first robot to ever be granted citizenship by a national government.

STEAM Sound Bytes 2016

December 2016

In collaboration with the Hamed Mirzaei Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, BASA hosts a yearly ‘Silent Panel at a Pub.’ We invite a panel of artists and scientists to answer questions from the audience at a loud bar in west Los Angeles. The event is like a silent disco (like at music festivals, add link) with a twist. Each of our audience members are wearing a cozy pair can headphones that we provide and listen to our speak into microphones at the front of the pub. Near the panelists is a screen showing our Facebook Live feed, where audience members can post questions for the moderator and panelists to read and respond to.

Art-Sci Trivia Night 2016

November 2016

BASA hosts a yearly Art-Science Trivia Night at USC’s Tommy’s Place with questions focusing on art and science -history, -pop culture, -media, and more while featuring exceptional prizes for the winners.

VRSC Pitch Night 2016

October 2016

In 2016 BASA collaborated with VRSC, a virtual reality community at USC, to host their annual Pitch Night. At Pitch Night, student virtual reality developers pitch ideas to a crowd of students in game design, engineering, cinematic arts, architecture, and more to try to recruit a team of people to help with the project. The Pitch Night leads to many fruitful and lasting project collaborations among students from the arts and sciences.

Bridgeable - Artist & Scientist Mixer

September 2016

BASA's first mixer to connect artists and scientists at USC was an excellent launch for our organization. We gathered over one hundred and fifty artists and scientists from [list of schools]. This event led to many of our organizations ongoing partnerships and connections.

Science Visualization Workshop

June 2016

In the Summer of 2016, BASA Founders Kyle McClary and Evan Tedlock led a Visualizing Science Workshop for undergraduate students enrolled in the USC Bridge Institutes BUGS summer research program. Students presented their favorite ‘works of art-sci,’ which was followed by a discussion on how principles of abstraction and representation in the arts can be used to improve science visualization and communication.

Events We Participate In:

VIZBI 2018

March 2018

BASA President Kyle McClary gave a talk about our program model and accomplishments in connecting artists and scientists and JP Francis presented a talk on two BASA projects that connect artists and scientists to develop innovative digital media tools for data visualization. VIZBI is an international workshop focused on innovating the field of biological data visualization.

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018

March 2018

BASA premiered the project Tiniest Tremors at the South by Southwest international film festival. South by Southwest is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive-media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas.

Creating Reality Hackathon 2018

March 2018

BASA gave a workshop on ‘Connecting Artists and Scientist’ to an audience at the Creating Reality Hackothon, which spanned for four days and hosted four hundred participants. The talk focused on two of BASA’s virtual reality projects that connect artists and scientists from similar backgrounds as the participants in the hackathon audience.

Byte of Science

February 2018

BASA presented a talk to a general audience at a pub in west Los Angeles about our mission to connect artists and scientists through events, project funding, and more. Byte of Science is a community focused event where scientists and artists share their ideas with the public. Talks are held at a local pub or tavern, typically on the first Wednesday of every month.

iHuman Forum 2017

November 2017

At the 2017 iHuman Forum, BASA presented a talk about our World in a Cell project which connects over thirty artists and scientists from academia and industry to build an explorable model of a cell represented through the lens of a city. The iHuman Forum, hosted in Shanghai, China, is an international gathering of world renowned scientists and digital artists working to build virtual models of the human body from the atomic scale and up.

Innovation Week 2017

October 2017

In October of 2017, BASA participated in Innovation by joining a panel on new technologies revolutionizing human health.  Innovation Week is USC’s inaugural student-entrepreneur collaboration project, a week-long event showcasing student research and businesses alongside industry experts and panelists.

Sonic R/evolutions 2017

September 2017

Sonic R/evolutions is a one-day event offering interdisciplinary discussions on current trends in the production and consumption of personalized, immersive audio and their effects on listening practices and culture. The event is hosted by the iMAP program of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Da Vinci Symposium 2017

March 2017

At the 2017 Da Vinci Symposium hosted by the USC Bridge Institute, BASA presented a talk about our World in a Cell project which connects over thirty artists and scientists from academia and industry to build an explorable model of a cell represented through the lens of a city. The iHuman Forum, hosted in Shanghai, China, is an international gathering of world renowned scientists and digital artists working to build virtual models of the human body from the atomic scale and up.

Byte of Science

June 2018

In June 2017, BASA presented a talk to a general audience at a pub in west Los Angeles about Embodiment and Worldbuilding through the lens of neuroscience and identity. Byte of Science is a community focused event where scientists and artists share their ideas with the public. Talks are held at a local pub or tavern, typically on the first Wednesday of every month.