Art+Media - Isaac Kerlow


The work of the Art+Media Group directed by Isaac Kerlow fosters the collaboration between artists and Earth scientists and through highly interdisciplinary projects, focusing on the deep connection of human life and civilization with Earth and Nature.

Primary goals of this program are:

  • To pioneer interdisciplinary science and art,
  • To develop original and innovative artistic content inspired by Earth Sciences and the human condition,
  • To engage art students, and other local and regional talent, and
  • To broaden the Observatory’s non-scientific audience.

The Art Group has a dual capability that includes both artistic creation and communication. Communicating about the science done by EOS scientists and elaborating its implications for communities is primarily in the form of film documentaries and publications. Original artistic research that is centred around Earth Science topics includes formats such as films and video art, animation, non-scientific publications and media installations.

The Art+Media Group has a partnership with the Nanyang Polytechnic through an internship program in which film, design and animation students receive professional training by directly participating in EOS projects. The group also employs, full and part-time, graduates from the Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media, a school of which Prof. Kerlow is the Founding Dean.

For more information about our projects, including documentary films, educational media, interactive games, and art projects, please visit our website here


EOS Art+Media Group Promo from EOS on Vimeo.

Latest Projects

CHANGE is the newest short film by Isaac Kerlow and the Art+Media Group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. It premiered in November of 2016 at the Singapore Eco Film Festival. 

Volcanic Infrasound follows reserachers from the Volcano Group as they install infrasound sensors in a natural reserve in the middle of urban Singapore.

Earth Girl Volcano is a new game that continues the casual strategy experiential preparedness learning approach of its predecessor Tsunami game.

These two short documentary films are about hazards that take place in the regions surrounding Singapore, and are both currently in production.

Isaac Kerlow and his crew document Prof Kerry Sieh's search for an 800,000-year-old Australasian tektite strewn field in Laos that has been one of the region's long-standing geohazard mysteries. The short film documents the detective clue-finding...

Perpetual Motion takes users into a unique artistic interpretation of different aspects of Earth Science. This project makes use of tried-and-tested communication techniques as well as the latest in computer animation simulations and stylized...


Academia Film Olomouc

Official Selection

Remi Winner

Remi Winner


Sierra Nevada Award

Latest Publications

Kerlow, Isaac. "The Ratu River Expedition: A Case Study in Successful Outreach Using Film and Social Media." In European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) 2016. Vienna, Austria, 2016.
Kerlow, Isaac. "Using Animation to Convey Natural Hazards and Anthropogenic Change (Accepted)." In European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU) 2016. Vienna, Austria, 2016.
Kerlow, Isaac. "The Ratu River Expedition: Earthquakes in Nepal." In International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2016. Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.
Akhtar, Humza, and K Qian. " An Accurate and Efficient Sampling Algorithm for Capacitive Touch Panels." In 2016 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference . Taiwan, 2016.


30 Aug 2017

The Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF) is back for its second year, featuring 21 films from 14 countries. SGEFF is a space for people from the public,...

21 Aug 2017

The one-north Festival is an annual celebration of research, innovation, creativity, and enterprise. This event includes talks, exhibitions, workshops, and tours. As part of our outreach...

30 Sep 2016

As part of our outreach efforts, the Earth Observatory of Singapore regularly engages both the scientific and non-scientific communities via seminars, guest lectures, media briefings, and...