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 collaborations,
  • 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.


11 Oct 2017

Our most recent documentary short film, ‘People of the Forest: Orang Rimba,’ premiered at the Singapore Eco Film Festival in early September 2017. It was a...

Latest Publications

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.
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.


Latest Projects

The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia.

CHANGE is a five minute animated short about changes on Earth originating both from natural evolution and human activity. The short film was premiered at the first Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapo

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.

This documentary feature films explores the complex reasons behind the peat haze pollution in Southeast Asia.

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...



Special Jury Award in Documentary Short Film, Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards


Special Jury Award in Cinematography, Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards


Special Jury Award in Editing, Formosa Festival of International Filmmaker Awards