In this episode, we delve into the intricate relationship between supercomputers, climate modeling, and the world of film with expert Michael Böttinger. Exploring the realm of climate science, Böttinger underscores the vital role of supercomputers in processing vast datasets for accurate predictions. We discuss the unique connection between supercomputing technology and the visual representation of climate data in moving images, offering insights into how these powerful tools contribute to our understanding of environmental changes.



Credits:  Dominik Schrey (Jingle & Interlude); Antoine Albertelli & Rebecca Boguska (Cut & Final Mixdown); University of Passau & Multimedia Lab, Brown University (Infrastructure)

Sound Samples (Jingle & Outro): Arch418,  tosha73, kickhat, klankbeeld (freesound.org)

Field Recordings: Rebecca Boguska, GWK+, Forschungszentrum Küste (2023) & German Climate Computing Center (2022)

Michael Böttinger

Michael Böttinger received his Diploma in Geophysics from the University of Hamburg in 1988. Afterwards he started as a scientist in the field of climate modeling at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. In 1990 he joined the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ), where he leads the visualization and public relations group. His research is application oriented and focuses on scientific visualization of climate model data.

Rebecca Boguska

Rebecca Boguska is a visiting researcher at the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and a recipient of the Postdoc Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her postdoctoral research project, “Watery Assemblages,” focuses on contemporary coastal research centers and research practices related to the scientific investigation of water movements.