Erin Claire Shea | 3 min | USA | 2016


Ampersand is science visualization meets visual music. The film takes the audience on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic and touches on many core ideas of science like the wave particle duality, evolution, and pollination.

Encounters With the Natural World
2:00 PM | Saturday, October 14, 2017
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona, Queens, 11368

Director and animator | Erin Clare Shea
Animator | Simón Wilches Castro
Music | Keep Shelly in Athens
Sound Designer | Marcello Dubaz

Erin Clare Shea is a Venice, CA-based designer and multi-media artist. Her animated films have screened in galleries and festivals across five continents, and music and themes of nature and science inspire her work. When she’s not making art or working as a Product Designer at Signal Sciences, she’s most likely outside ocean swimming, running, skiing, or learning to surf.

Erin received her MFA in Animation from the University of Southern California where she was an Annenberg Fellow for her work on visualizing information. She also won a Sloan Science and Film Grant to produce her thesis Ampersand, a music video inspired by the wave particle duality.