Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Event Wrap-Up

Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Post Event Wrap-Up

Marvel Studios, The Science & Entertainment Exchange and The Great Company hosted a multi-sensory, immersive learning experience

Science of the MCU

Here’s an update from Marvel about the Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Event last week. Marvel recaps the highlights and gives us more info on the amazing speakers and presenters of the event. We also get more information on the amazing partners that help make the event happen. Check out the official press release of the post-event coverage:

Los Angeles, CA – Marvel Studios, The Science & Entertainment Exchange (the Exchange) and The Great Company hosted a multi-sensory, immersive learning experience in Downtown LA’s Arts District on Thursday, October 27, 2016. This was not only a celebration of the past, present and future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); it was also meant to connect, educate and inspire creative storytellers and Hollywood’s go-to scientists through explorations in media and technology, informed by the science of the MCU. 

 

During the past 7 years, science has remained an essential component to the storytelling landscape of the MCU. This open dialog among scientists, engineers and Marvel storytellers continues to create relationships and inspire filmmakers, science consultants and audiences everywhere. Marvel Studios has continued to invest in the science community and makes meticulous effort to promote teachable concepts in its films. 

 

The event showcased an incredible relationship among Marvel Studios, scientists and engineers with special guest speakers from The Exchange who connected the guests to the mysteries of the MCU. The guest speakers were Jill Tarter (SETI Institute), Alicia Jackson (Drawbridge Health), Adam Frank (University of Rochester), A. Bolu Ajiboye (Case Western Reserve Universtity/Cleveland FES Center), Jessica Cail (Pepperdine University), Tracy Drain (working at JPL), Preston Dyches (working at JPL), Luis Garza (Johns Hopkins Bayview Medial Center), Deborah M. Gordon (Stanford University), Ricardo Gil da Costa (Neuroverse, Inc.), Jamie Waydo (Google), Stephen Broussard (Executive Producer, DOCTOR STRANGE).and the hosts for the evening, Jon Spaihts (screenwriter and author, DOCTOR STRANGE) and Felicia Day (actress, producer, author, and CCO of Geek & Sundry).

 

The event featured exclusive appearances by Pepper, who greeted guests on the “Hall of Heroes” museum tour, featuring a rare display artifacts from the MCU. PHHHOTO and VNTANA Hologram offered guests the opportunity to take photos in their interactive photo booths. Food was provided by Son of a Bun food truck, The Chairman and Rakken. Sneak peek footage from Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange was shown to close this magical evening, followed by the “Science of Strange” panel that featured filmmakers and scientists that worked on the film.

 

ABOUT: The special event was made possible by the brand partners at Honor, Google, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

 

From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. 

 

Doctor Strange stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt and Scott Adkins, with Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. Scott Derrickson is directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serve as executive producers. Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill wrote the screenplay. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying and totally mind-bending journey when Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016. 

THE SCIENCE & ENTERTAINMENT EXCHANGE is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that has executed 1600+ consults for feature films, television and video games since 2008. The Exchange serves as the Hollywood hotline for science (1-844-NEEDSCI), presenting the opportunity for entertainment professionals to engage with great science communicators. www.scienceandentertainmentexchange.org

 

The Great Company is a creative studio that brings “great company” together through the powers of storytelling, design and unique experiences. The Great Company headquarters also serve as an incubator space for emerging creative communities and ventures, especially those with socially conscious initiatives. For more information on GreatCo, visit its site: http://www.thegreatcompany.com

 

HONOR is a leading smartphone e-brand in 74 countries that epitomizes internet-optimized devices designed for digital natives. It shares this idea for millennials around the world: dream big, believe in your potentials and create your own legend, thus making this partnership all the more compelling. 

 

GOOGLE focuses on providing the best user experience possible. Whether designing a new Internet browser or a new tweak to the look of the home page, Google takes great care to ensure that it will ultimately serve the user, rather than its own internal goal or bottom line. 

 

ALFRED P SLOAN FOUNDATION was founded in 1934, providing grants for research and educations in science, technology and economic performance. Sloan’s program in Public Understanding of Science & Technology supports books, radio, film, television, theater and new media to reach a wide, non-specialized audience. During the past 15 years, Sloan’s nationwide film program has provided screenwriting and production awards at six leading film schools: American Film Institute, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, New York University, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California and supported screenplay development programs at the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, the San Francisco Film Society, the Black List, and Film Independent. Sloan’s “farm system” has helped develop 20 feature films with science and technology themes or characters including The Imitation Game, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Experimenter, Birder’s Guide to Everything, Robot & Frank and Computer Chess. 

 

About Marvel Entertainment 

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over 75 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2016 MARVEL  [Via Marvel]

Shop Deadpool tees in our officially licensed Marvel store!

One Response

  1. woodsnap November 1, 2016 Reply

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Ben Wheatley and the Cast of ‘Free Fire’ Talk About the Film’s Lengthy Shootout

Put a bunch of scumbags in the same room and give...

Bill Finger Finally Recognized in ‘Batman & Bill’

For decades Bill Finger got the finger from several of his...

Unforgettable
‘Unforgettable’ Has Moments of Memorable Camp

The jilted ex-lover subgenre of thrillers endures despite the fact there...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Now Available

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Now Available from...

Injustice 2 Gear
Injustice 2 Gear Trailer Explains How Every Battle Defines You

Injustice 2 Gear Trailer explains the game’s sub-title and also the game’s...

Shift Happens Review
9.0/10
No Other Way to Say It, This Game is the Shift – Shift Happens Review [Xbox One]

Everyone goes through shift, but it’s always easier to handle shift...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Bring Back Memories of Prince in Full Vivid Color

They say time heals all wounds, but really you just become...

Five Things You Should Know About the Valiant Summit

The Valiant Summit came has left a huge impact on the...

9.5/10
Batman 21, The Wait is OVER!!!!

Title: Batman 21 Writer: Tom King Artist and Inker: Jason Fabok...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
EIROA The First 20 Collection has begun Shipment on the Colorado

From C.L.E. Cigar Company – April 21, 2017 (Miami, FL) –...

WWE and Loot Crate Reveal Their Latest Mystery Box and Surprise!

The Game, Triple H has revealed the next wave in the...

Evil Geniuses Special Edition
SteelSeries teams up to create Evil Geniuses Special Edition Gear

SteelSeries teams up to create Evil Geniuses special edition versions of...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Full Bellator 178: Strauss vs Pitbull 4 Weigh-In Results & Photos

UNCASVILLE, CONN. (April 20, 2017) –The official weigh-ins for Bellator 178:...

Bellator 176 and Bellator Kickboxing 5 Weigh-In Results and Photos

All Photos Credited to Bellator and Lucas Noonan. TORINO, ITALY –...

Combate Americas Adds Women’s 105-Pound Bout for the April 20 Card in Tucson, AZ

NEW YORK – April 6, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Adult Continuity Issue Nine – Ten Inch Mutant Ninja Turtles

The porn parody has a long, hard, turgid and difficult to...

DC’s New Aqualad is ‘3-Pages of Gay’

3…2…1…Okay, now that the Social Justice Warriors who have only read...

12 Incredible Assyrian Women Around the World (Reposting)

March commemorates Women’s History Month in the United States of America,...

Event News Event Reviews
Romy and Michele Reunite on Stage

This summer something exciting will be happening… Romy And Michele’s High...

Blackheart Burlesque
Artistically Exotic and Downright Sexy – Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

Your cosplay fantasies come to life, but way better and sexier...

Danzig’s Blackest Of The Black with Ministry, Suicidal Tendencies, Atreyu & More

This year marks the first Blackest Of The Black Destination Festival....

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming.

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Prince’s ‘Deliverance’ Reminds Us of Who We Lost

On Friday, April 21st, it will be one year since we...

As Balto Heads on Tour with their Latest Album ‘Strangers’

Balto is a quick on the trigger, Folk, Country, Blues, Gospel,...

Lebanese Englishwoman, Nadine Khouri Lulls you with ‘The Salted Air’

There is something fitting about a woman who’s last name translates...