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Welcome to FLOAT. In this podcast, acclaimed filmmaker Mary Sweeney and neuroscientist Jonas Kaplan explore the creative place where art and science meet. FLOAT is a series of conversations with filmmakers, fine artists, musicians, technologists, and neuroscientists, investigating the common inspirations, motivations, and processes among creative minds from diverse fields. Hosted by two USC professors, FLOAT takes you on a journey to explore what makes scientists and artists more alike than different.  


Dec 12, 2021

This episode of FLOAT with guest Chloé Zhao was recorded live from the stage of the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, inaugurating their program, THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CINEMA.  Chloé recently won two Academy Awards for her film Nomadland. Her early films, Songs my Brothers Taught Me and The Rider won several international awards, powered by her signature blend of narrative and documentary film. She most recently directed Marvel’s Eternals.