Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU

March 20

5 p.m.

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Pittsburgh audiences will be among the first to see the local premiere of Clouds, an innovative film that premiered at the 2014 Sundance Festival’s New Frontier showcase. The world’s first 3D, interactive and generative documentary film, Clouds was created by directors Jonathan Minard and James George, both Fellows at CMU’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The visually groundbreaking documentary invites viewers to explore creativity via the language of code. Filmed with a new 3D cinema format called RGBD, Clouds uses a probability-based “story engine” to present an endless and ever-changing conversation about the role of computational thinking in contemporary art and design. Featured are compelling interviews with 40 hacker-artists and visionary thinkers of all ages, who discuss their struggle to develop new forms of visual expression that can resonate at deeper human levels, and share their stories of collaboratively inventing open-source tools that form the foundation of a global creative culture. Clouds also features music composed by R. Luke DuBois. The screening is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry is located in CFA-111 on the Carnegie Mellon campus.