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GISF 2013 at the Gwacheon National Science Museum 

The Gwacheon National Science Museum International SF Festival (GISF 2013) will be held on 24-29 September at the Gwacheon National Science Museum, Korea, under the theme of ‘Happiness and Warming: Meet Touching Technology Cheering You Up’. It is a unique and convergent scientific culture festival, in which pictures, talks, performances, exhibitions, and hands-on programs are included.

GISF2013 PosterThe official opening ceremony is scheduled for 11:00 AM on 24 September, 2013. There will be a wide range of around 30 programs in the whole area of the museum, for example: 1) SF Cinema Talk; 2) International VFX Workshop by three famous Hollywood VFX (Visual FX) directors; 3) Looking for Another Earth in Outer Space jointly planned with KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute); 4) Infinite Imagination IT Experience Zone for meeting warm technology to change the world; and 5) Ani-playground for experiencing animation making technology with ease.

SF Cinema Talk, in particular, will provide during 24~29 September, 2013. This talk is of SF movies or science documentary films, and combined with performances and concerts. Dr. Andrew D Giger (Science Centre Singapore), the Executive Director of ASPAC, will show a science picture of ‘Incidental Invention’ in the Talk. In addition, some famous Korean scientists also will personally introduce young people to the stories behind film making technology and their jobs so that youth can get lively information on that field. On September 24, 2013, Ms. Xiao Qing Ye (Deputy Head of Science Picture Center, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum) is also supposed to lecture on ‘Science film making in science centers’ in Exhibition Planning Academy. For more detailed program, please see the attached file.

 

ASPAC's new website

Just in time for ASPAC 2013, we are finally ready to go live with our new website!

This 'blog' needs a bit more work, though...

We are nearing the completion of our new website

It has been a long journey, but now we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

The structure is more or less in place, what remains to be done now is to fill it with meaningful content, and to test full the functionality. Once that's done, we can launch it to our members and ask them to send us their photos to beautify our pages!