Virus, the Beauty of the Beast - an interactive documentary

  • Event:  Virus, the Beauty of the Beast - an interactive documentary
  • When: Friday 30 June 2017
  • Location:  The Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • Registration:  Eventbrite page
  • Host: Hamish Todd

Viruses, in spite of the pain they cause us, are some of the most beautiful creatures in the world, covered in varied and intricate patterns - the patterns on Zika virus actually have connections to medieval Islamic art.

Virus, the Beauty of the Beast is a documentary, three years in the making, about the patterns we find in the shapes of viruses, and how understanding them can help us fight those viruses. It has a particular focus on HIV, Zika virus, and Hepatitis, and using animation and simulation, it explores what the patterns tell us about viruses, but also what they tell us about the human designs that they appear in (buildings, golf/foot/zorbing balls, origami, alloys, and more).

This premiere will be the only time that the documentary will be screened before it is released on the internet - and places are limited!

 

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