I had a pleasant surprise yesterday. I went along to the public lecture of Ralph Cicerone, the president of the National Academy of Science, since on the one hand his talk was entitled “Contemporary Climate Change as Seen Through Data”, so it was interesting to me, and on the other hand I was to be part of a group taking him to dinner later on. I went into the auditorium and lo and behold there was Rosie Wyse (Aspen Center for Physics President) up on the screen…! They were showing the film (what film? see e.g. here, here, and here) in the time leading up to the start of the lecture, as people were arriving. It was nice to see it up on a large screen being enjoyed by an audience…
Overall, the reports back are that everyone seems to love it, and that it has been widely seen by both physicists at the Center and members of the public, and so that’s good to hear. The time spent on making it was time well spent.
When can you see it? I don’t know. My job was to get the film made and deliver it, and so it is the Center’s business to distribute it as they see fit. Perhaps it will be put up on the Center website one day, but I do not know if this is something that will happen. Many copies were given away to participants of the various festivities so far as part of a swag bag full of goodies, so if you know someone who has the thumb drive from that, you can see it there. Grassroots TV will apparently be showing it as part of their schedule from time to time, but I don’t think they are an HD channel, so it might lose something in translation… They have online streaming at their site, so have a look for what you can see. The public lectures (and some of the ACP celebrations this year) are being shown on Grassroots TV too, so stream them if you like. The schedule of talks for the series through the Summer is here (some links to video are given there too).