On August 28 and 29, 2014, the University of São Paulo hosts the 2nd CineGrid Brazil 2014. The venue happens in partnership with the 6th Biannual Meeting of ANSP network (RSA6), responsible for the academic Internet in São Paulo and that  is celebrating 25 years. The CineGrid was created because of the increasing demand for ultra high definition media exchange of scientific, educational and artistic content.

The CineGrid venue exists as a space for discussion, presentation of lectures by specialists and previous of technological innovations with a focus on research, development and demonstration of networked collaborative tools for sharing digital media of very high complexity.
In this second edition of the workshop in Brazil, the first in São Paulo, are scheduled activities that interest the public connected to digital media, audiovisual and cinema in general, as well as researchers and technicians, given the notoriety of some participants and greatness and boldness of the demos that closes each day.

The first day features a lecture from Andy Maltz. Maltz serves as a director and consultant of Science for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He contributed in defining almost any digital cinema standard used nowadays and that are consolidated and published on the book “The Digital Dilemma”. At the end, the film “São Paulo sinfonia da cidade” and a performance of its soundtrack played by the  New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami will be streamed live in 4K over a 10 Gbps link, both film and orchestra being projected at the same time at the venue in Brazil.

The next day highlights Lev Manovich and Jeffrey Weekley on a session that deals with media for scientific and cultural uses, Manovich (considered one of the most important media theorists after Marshall McLuhan) provides his vision for the use of technology applied to contemporary scientific visualization and new patterns of understanding culture through new technologies of advanced visualization in the session “Arts and Sciences”. His last work, Selfiecity, is considered an example of the visualization culture. Jeff Weekley produces impressive scientific films in 4K captured from cameras installed in balloons or even boats, with the aim of testing the dynamic pickup and perception systems with very high density frames. This bridge between science and technology anticipates the last attraction of the day at CineGrid Brazil 2014: the transmission of a live ophthalmic surgery in 4K 3D from The Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) to University of São Paulo using two cameras attached to a surgical microscope at the Hospital São Paulo over a 10 Gbps link. The CineGrid Brazil 2014 is a promotion of the Dean of Culture and CINUSP from the University of São Paulo, with support from CAPES, CNPq, Mackenzie University and ANSP network.

CineGrid Brazil 2014

Registration: http://www.cinegridbr.org or cinegridbr@usp.br

Dates: August 28 and 29, 2014, from 9am to 8pm

Venue: Universidade de São Paulo Medical School Auditorium (FMUSP)

For more information:
Thiago André (@ thiago.andre usp.br)
University of São Paulo – USP
Cinusp – PRCEU – Office for Cultural and Extramural Activities
11 3091-3152
11 99715-7120
Rua do Anfiteatro, 181 Colméia 37
Cidade Universitária – Sao Paulo – SP
Jane de Almeida (janedealmeida@post.harvard.edu)
LabCine / University Mackenzie
11 2114 8710
11 99598 0070