We're happy to announce that our film 'Ice Alive' will be showing this October at the Imagine Science Film Festival 2018 in New York. The festival will run October 12 - 19 at venues throughout New York City, including American Museum of Natural History, Issue Project Room, The Rubin Museum, and the New School.
The festival is organised by Imagine Science Films, whose mission is to promote “high level dialogue between scientists and film-makers” - deeply complementary with our ethos here at Ice Alive. As our co-founder and film-maker Eddie Frost says, "if a scientist can describe their idea not only in fine detail but also in terms of wider themes and grand consequences - you've got yourself the basis of a great film".
Exploring Earth’s cold places through film, music, art and writing.
A ‘pingo’ - “These are mounds with a core of ice that form in the permafrost and release methane as they thaw. This is a #climatechange problem as methane is a powerful carbon based greenhouse gas” - Joseph Cook @tothepoles
#icealive #arctic #pingo #scicomm
“It is tempting to think that because the Arctic is cold, it is static, and slow to change. In reality, the Arctic is vulnerable and sensitive to small changes in Earth’s climate. This is demonstrated by the fact that the Arctic is warming at twice the global average rate” - Ice Alive founder Joseph Cook @tothepoles
#arctic #icealive #climatechange
There are places on Earth that could be mistaken for another planet, but the biological processes and weather systems in these areas can have huge effects on your life wherever you are. Here, scientists approach the western edge of the #greenland ice sheet to sample the DNA of bacteria living within self-made habitats in the ice. #icealive #arctic #genesequencing #explore 🎥 by @jeffreygarriock for #icealive