Some like it hot: science, jazz, and visual language for an effective climate change communication
Mixing scientific animations, striking visuals, jazz music, and technical and philosophical arguments to communicate the urgency of the climate change problem in an effective, rigorous and exciting fashion
Italy | 15/04/2015 –
To communicate more effectively the complexity of the climate change problem, “Some like it hot: science, jazz, and visual language for an effective climate change communication” brings together the scientific story behind climate change and the analysis of how we can address the issue, both individually and collectively. The conference show combines striking visual prompts, scientific animations, live music and videos to create an engaging yet structured and informative communication performance. Seven live piano tracks from the soundtrack of Billy Wilder’s film Some Like it Hot, which gives the show its name, and nine other jazz classics accompany animations that show the trends in the concentrations of greenhouse gases, the temperatures of the planet, the reduction of the Arctic sea ice, etc. (14 scientific animations, all available on the web, are used). The texts and the screenplay of the show have been written and developed, show after show, by Stefano Caserini and Francesca Cella. The music is performed at the piano by Erminio Cella. Stefano Caserini, professor of Climate Change Mitigation at Politecnico di Milano, has a long experience in the communication of climate change; he is the author of numerous scientific and popular publications, as well as five books. Erminio Cella is a jazz pianist, keyboardist, arranger, composer and teacher of jazz piano, harmony, and computer music. He has participated as a pianist and musical director in various theatrical performances. Francesca Cella is a computer scientist, cinephile, and audio-video processing expert. The duration of the show is 80 minutes.
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