Issue date: 10 Mar 2003
****OPERATIONAL NOTE: PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES ****
****09.30 AM THURSDAY 13 MARCH 2003 AT THE +DARWIN CENTRE, LONDON****
Media should arrive at the Queen?s Gate Entrance to the Darwin Centre
Two innovative *NESTA-funded educational projects join forces next week (Thurs 13 March) at the Natural History Museum?s new Darwin Centre for an exciting hands-on opportunity to create music and visuals inspired by Antarctic science.
Students and members of the public can create a piece of cool music with the BAFTA award-winning Antarctic Waves. British Antarctic Survey and Braunarts, creators of this innovative software, will demonstrate how to ?surf? through a glacier or fly with an albatross to make a great composition.
Young people can delve into the world of VJ (VJ-ing is like DJ-ing but with video clips and music) and test their creative skills in a VJ playground with artists from VJs.net including Coldcut?s Matt Black and leading VJ outfits Headspace and Raya.
Issued by the British Antarctic Survey Press Office
Linda Capper tel: 01223 221448, mobile 07714 233744 email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Athena Dinar tel: 01223 221414, mobile: 07740 822229 email: email@example.com
To preview Antarctic Waves check out: www.antarcticwaves.com
To preview VJs.net check out: www.vjs.net
*Find out more about the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA) at www.nesta.org.uk
+Find out more about the Natural History Museum?s Darwin Centre at www.nhm.ac.uk/darwincentre
Picture Editors: Photographs and video footage of Antarctica are available from the BAS Press Office.