Why Support The Fly Room ProjectWhat is unique about The Fly Room Project is that it will be a film set and exhibit space open to the public. Imagine a life-size reconstruction of the 1920s Columbia Fly Room with hundreds of milk bottles filled with fruit flies, vintage microscopes, swirling bananas from the ceiling but also original documents and drawings from the scientists including index cards with mutant fly drawings, Science published articles from the 1920s and more. On a the walls, we will be projecting reenactments of events in The Fly Room and have testimonials from the daughters of the students in the lab that we have already interviewed. Kids could peer into warped milk bottles at the flies that were instrumental in all our understanding about genes and chromosomes.
The Fly Room Project will be an interactive genetics exhibit and film set including documentary footage, microscopy and video installations. These elements will all be embedded in life-size reconstruction of the birthplace of American genetics, The Fly Room.
The Fly Room Project is part of Imagine Science Films effort to bridge the sciences and the arts finding new fresh and innovative ways of communicating science in film.
To Support, please visit the Imagine Science Films Support Page:The Fly Room Prospectus Package is available upon request.
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