How can life and intelligence emerge from chaos?
Watch the second episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!
Produced in partnership with ASU Center for Science and the Imagination
Reanimation! is a seven-part series created by seven animation teams and 12 scientists, writers, engineers, physicists, and an archaeologist, on the lasting impact of Shelley’s famous work.
Each episode waxes poetic about different scientific, ethical, and philosophical domains and the lessons we’ve collectively learned from Dr. Frankenstein’s mistakes and triumphs.
In this second episode, Organization from Chaos, Sara Imari Walker, a theoretical physicist and astrobiologist at Arizona State University, and Caleb Scharf, an exoplanetary scientist and astrobiologist at Columbia University, discuss how intelligence and life may have emerged from chaos. We might not be able to recognize life other than our own, and this presents a philosophical and scientific challenge to humans in the universe. Animated by ARC, a beautiful animation studio created by Angela Phillips and Phoebe Halstead with sound by Skillbard.
- Narrated by Sara Walker, theoretical physicist and astrobiologist; and Caleb Scharf, exoplanetary scientist and astrobiologist
- Directed and Animated by Phoebe Halstead & Angie Phillips
- Sound and Music by Skillbard
- Producer Harriet Bailey
- Senior Producer Nadja Oertelt
- Executive Producers Ed Finn and Bob Beard
- A Co-Production of Massive Science and Plympton
- Produced for the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project at Arizona State University
- In partnership with the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab
- Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation