2019 Mind & Galaxy Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Competiton
2019 Mind & Galaxy Conference
In Saturn’s Rings is a groundbreaking giant-screen adventure that takes audiences on a journey of the mind, heart and spirit, from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn.
Over 7.5 million mostly unseen real images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope Milky Way time lapses, and more are brilliantly brought to life in this ground-breaking epic immersive journey across space and time.
From the earliest images after the Big Bang, to the final photographs Cassini took before plunging to its end in Saturn’s clouds, In Saturn’s Rings, like space exploration itself, is a journey of the heart, mind and spirit that moves audiences with some of the most amazing space images ever seen.
In Saturn’s Rings is unique as it uses no computer-generated images. Instead, the film painstakingly employs multiplane photo animation created entirely in Adobe After Effects with image processing by over fifty volunteers in Adobe Photoshop, GIMP and custom Java/ImageJ programming tools.
In Saturn’s Rings will be presented in 8K/6K & 4K resolutions on massive screens and concert-level surround systems to audiences in giant screen institutions, IMAX® theaters, fulldome planetariums, museums and select 4K digital cinemas.
Celebrating 20 years of Chandra Observatory Speaker
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a telescope specially designed to detect X-ray emission from very hot regions of the Universe such as exploded stars, clusters of galaxies, and matter around black holes. Because X-rays are absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, Chandra must orbit above it, up to an altitude of 139,000 km (86,500 mi) in space. The Smithsonian's Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA, hosts the Chandra X-ray Center which operates the satellite, processes the data, and distributes it to scientists around the world for analysis. The Center maintains an extensive public web site about the science results and an education program.
Chandra has imaged the spectacular, glowing remains of exploded stars, and taken spectra showing the dispersal of elements. Chandra has observed the region around the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way, and found black holes across the Universe. Chandra has traced the separation of dark matter from normal matter in the collision of galaxies in a cluster and is contributing to both dark matter and dark energy studies. As its mission continues, Chandra will continue to discover startling new science about our high-energy Universe.
A collaborative film project by
Mind & Galaxy and the Origin of Philosophy
Independent Research Philosopher
A brief introduction to the Mind & Galaxy Idea
How does the artist imagine and feel the dynamic connection of our Mind with the Universe?
If our Mind and the material Universe are opposite and independent substances, that coexist and are equivalent, then this coexistence and equivalence allows the endless and reversible transformation between them.
Our Mind creates or is transformed into the material Universe and the material Universe creates or is transformed into our Mind through a continuous and endless series of rotational transformations. Indeed, every time we think and feel, our mind creates electrochemical energy and matter within our brain, which projected outwards creates the external material Universe.
Every time we receive light and matter from the external material Universe, we transform it through our brain into electrochemical energy. This in turn electrochemical energy is converted by our brain into thoughts and feelings within our mind, which projected inwards creates our internal immaterial universe called consciousness.
The dynamic connection of our Mind with the Universe has its historical roots in the proto-rationalist idea of the first Indo-Iranian and Greek-Ionian thinkers 2600 years ago that everything (the universe) comes from the Mind and returns to the Mind. Our Mind is our ultimate certainty and infinite wealth.
Mind and Galaxy are significant magnetic poles of current philosophical and scientific research that capture the poetic imagination of the visionary artist.
The Astronomical Heritage of India
Professor Debika Saha
India is rich in its astronomical heritage.The personalities of astronomy that we find in history are Aryabhatta(476-550 AD) Varahamihir(505-587 AD) Brahmhagupta(598-668 AD) Bhaskara-1(600-680) & Bhaskara-2(1114-1185 AD)
They are famous for postulating certain fundamental principles of Astronomy including the helio-centric concept of rotation of earth around the sun, the prediction of solar and lunar eclipse, the concept of gravitational force and mathematics of planetary motion.
This paper will concentrate on the works of Aryabhatta, India's ancient astronomer. He is the author of Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy.
This work contained a description of several astronomical instruments the gnomon (shanku-yantra) a shadow instrument (chhaya-yantra) umbrella shaped device, called the chhatra-yantra & water -clocks of at least two types, bow-shaped & cylindrical.
Aryabhatta invented zero as well as discovered many things in mathematics and space. He made a model of the solar system, where the sun occupies the central position. He calculated the days of the year and figured out how long a day was. He discovered that the moon is dark and shines because of the sun light.
The Story of Fantasy in Fine Art and Film
Speaker John Curuby
President The Boston Art Club
FANTASY MEANS TO BRING INTO THE MIND, TO MAKE VISIBLE.
NOTHING CAN BE CREATED THAT CANNOT BE IMAGINED.
ART IS FANTASTIC.
ART ERASES THE LIMITS BETWEEN PHYSICAL REALITY AND OUR FANTASTIC SELVES.
ART ERASES THE LIMITS OF CULTURE AND OUR FANTASTIC SELVES.
ART ERASES THE LIMITS OF SOCIETY AND OUR FANTASTIC SELVES.
ART ERASES THE LIMITS OF RELATIONSHIPS AND OUR FANTASTIC SELVES.
FANTASY IS OUR INFINITE REALITY.
ART REMINDS US.