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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.  


Oct 3, 2021

Joe Walker was born in the UK and originally trained as a classical music composer. He switched to film editing, working for several years editing British films, television and documentaries. He now lives and works in Los Angeles where he has collaborated extensively with two directors, Steve McQueen and Denis Villeneuve. In the past 7 years Joe has been nominated for two Oscars and three BAFTAs for his work on 12 Years a Slave, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. He most recently collaborated with Villeneuve on Dune.