Art and Science about Climate Change
I saw the Holoscenes theatrical film on climate change and the "Science on a Sphere" films on Feb 20, 2019. Holoscenes is physical theater inside a clear aquarium that gets filled a with water to convey the emotional story of climate change.
There was a movie about it here along with a panel discussion by the creators of it along with a climate change scientist. They are trying convey how climate change will affect people. The narrator says that most of the time humans think about their family, town, or country and about today, this week, or this year. We may not be very good as a species in adapting or preventing something that happens in the future and far away. They have a person in an aquarium going on about their life while the water rises. They try to use beauty to get their message across. The physical actors improvise, so their performance is more alive and inviting, The art aims to catch your curiosity and emotional interest in beauty, rather than to list facts to educate.
There was also "Science on a Sphere " with a 6 foot diameter ball with projections of the earth onto it, then data sets are projected on top of it : ocean currents, air currents, temperatures, city lights at night, airplane flights, bird flights, ice caps melting, water temperatures, CO2 concentrations, diseases spreading, air temperatures, all changing over timelines of years and centuries. It was all quite neat!