WHAT IS   gravity land

 

A panoramic portrait of the physical phenomenon called GRAVITY as it is understood at present.

 

gravity land includes two lines: a documentary series for TV with 13 episodes, 26' each, with a marked scientific-humanistic combined style. On the other hand, it is also a multimedia platform of contents in which it will be possible to deepen in the subjects that are treated: cosmology, relativity and, above all, gravity.

 

 

 

Since the inception of General Relativity by Albert Einstein in 1915, GRAVITY as a research area has but growed till forming an extremely rich framework encompassing the universe as a whole. A journey throughout a vast land, from the GPS of our mobile phones to the behaviour of galaxies, passing by satellites, stars, black holes and the recently detected gravitational waves.

 

To visit all this gravity land we count with a number of fictional characters that will guide us through the scientific contents. Also with interviews and encounters with many real specialists in the subject matter. Their different ways to approach the gravitational framework will provide the viewers with different perspectives producing a rich global experience.

 

 

 

WHO IS   gravity land

 

gravity land is an audiovisual project promoted by the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity, developed mainly by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and co-produced by LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB SRL.

 

Today, it is funded by Science and Technology Spanish Foundation (FECYT), Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Center of Aragon (CEFCA), Institute of Space Sciences –with the ESA pathfinder project-, Foundational Questions Institute (USA), Iles Balears University and regional founds of the European Union.

 

Today, we also have the support of the Spanish Centers Confederation of UNESCO, in order to get the patronage of the international organization to this project.

 

WHY    gravity land

 

One hundred years ago, a physicist was about to revolution definitely our way of understanding the Universe.

In 1915, Albert Einstein was already famous for his amazing contributions to physics.

Ten years had past since he proposed his famous Principle of Relativity. The theory of light was perfectly consistent with the Relativity Principle, but this was not the case for Newtonian gravity.

In November 1915, after years of struggle trying to build a gravitational theory consistent with the Relativity Principle, Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences the General Theory of Relativity. One year after Karl Schwarzschild published the first solution

to the equations of General Relativity: the spacetime curvature produced by a body with sufficient concentration of matter resulted in what today we know as black hole.

One year later, Einstein himself proposed the first cosmological solution. In 1918 the correct formula for the emission of Gravitational waves

 

These years during the First World War saw with owe the introduction and debate of a revolution on universal knowledge. It is not difficult to argue that it is one of the key science moments of all times. In fact General Relativity has made possible to reflect scientifically about the Universe as a large self-contained theater where everything happen.

 

gravity land wants to convey the beauty and richness of the notions configuring Relativity, as Einstein unveiled them to us, where science appears integrated with the rest of human activities.

We are in front of a broadband transmission of knowledge, where unity between arts and sciences, between crafts, trades and technology, between work results and human stories behind that work, shape a whole from which to extract intertwined views.

 

The project counts with a comprehensive knowledge platform,

framed in the most modern versions of trans-media communication.

Mobile devices and tablets show every day the transformations that have taken place in our society.

That is why they are the best vehicle for content transmission: immediate access, anywhere, anytime.

 

An audiovisual project of this magnitude requires many supports to reach the last link in the chain: to communicate. We hope to pass on our enthusiasm and the interest, scientific and humanistic, that we have projected into our proposal.

 

CONTENTS    of gravity land

 

a TV series

 

gravity land will bring to the general public multiple aspects

of cutting-edge research in the field of gravity,

so that it can be understood as a knowledge acquired in an evolutionary way.

 

The TV series consists of the following chapters:

 

 

 

Cap 1   Welcome to GRAVITY LAND

 

Cap 2   General Relativity: from Earth to the cosmos

 

Cap 3   General Relativity: the mistery of its equations

 

Cap 4   Among heave weights, I: stellar evolution

 

Cap 5   Among heave weights, II: black holes and the death of a star

 

Cap 6   The universe at large scale, I: the universe expands

 

Cap 7   The universe at large scale, II: structures, cosmic background and dark matter

 

Cap 8   The universe at large scale, III: dark energy

 

Cap 9   Gravitational waves, I: first detection

 

Cap 10 Gravitational waves, II: the future in space

 

Cap 11 Beyond General Relativity, I: when Relativity met the Quantum

 

Cap 12 Beyond General Relativity, II: a desire called Quantum Gravity

 

Cap 13 The vast gravity land

 

An interactive platform

 

territorio gravedad gravity land  also is an interactive project that should use a 3G content operator for its consult in portable devices.

 

The platform will be divided into 13 sections corresponding to the chapters of the TV series. In each section, we will find the central content, made up of an audiovisual piece of short duration. Around it, a large number of emerging links in the form of textual

and graphic resources will serve as an extension of the proposed content.

We will also find external links that will allow us to jump from our platform to many sites related to the different themes.

 

 

 

TREATMENT   of gravity land

 

gravity land introduce a set of characters that act as thoughtful communicators,

sometimes enthusiastic, other times critical and skeptical.

Where the love for knowledge, the fascination for what is transmitted and at moments in the frontier between the scientific and the mystic (without compromising expository rigor), are the discourse used to communicate with the public.

 

By means of Arturo (relativistic physicist, university professor), Laura (TV journalist developing a documentary about Gravity), Esmeralda (a conceptual artist searching by means of his performances to understand gravity and the quantum), Kolia (a freshman student, future bright physicist but hacker and rebel, sometimes at the limits of law), César (an eccentric painter searching in the emptiness his own cosmological answers) and Julio (a former professional physicist, as bright as skeptical, retired in a lost village where he takes care of his bonsais while staying alert by a satellite link to any interesting new development made in the planet), we intend to drive the viewers throughout the contents of General Relativity and Gravitation.

Encounters with many real specialist on the areas will advance our knowledge.

Our characters will add support to the discourse sometimes sharing his own conclusions either didactic or philosophycal.

 

 

gravity land wants to convey the beauty and richness of science, integrated in the rest of a human activities.

A broadband transmission of knowledge from which to extract intertwined perspectives.

 

The treatment is bright, modern and very cinematographic...

With a detailed photography, of high quality, color corrected, with a 4K standard throughout. The sound is at times dense and impressive.

The same happen with the modern soundtrack. All with the narrative and formal quality standards characterizing the last generation of TV series of this XXI century.

 

CREW   of gravity land

 

Carlos Barceló

 

Titular Researcher of CSIC. His work turns around General Relativity and how it should be modified under quantum effects. His larger degree of expertise is in Analogue and Emergent Gravity. His is author of more than 60 scientific articles in the most important journals. Among them, we highlight his Livings Reviews on Relativity on Analogue Gravity and his invited article for Scientific American about black stars as alternative to black holes. He has directed 5 scientific projects, participating in 4 more.

Has received four honorable mentions in the prestigious essay competition of the Gravity Research Foundation and a second prize in the essay competition of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) (USA).

 

Since September 2013 he is the President of the Spanish Society of Gravitation and Relativity which promote, among other activities, gravity land.

 

 

 

 

Nacho Chueca and LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB SRL

 

Nacho Chueca was born in Granada in 1970. He studied architecture (like Fritz Lang or Peter Greenaway) but since 1996, he is an independent director and producer, working in documentaries, music videos, concerts and architecture documentaries. Since 2004, he is the chairman projects of LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB, producer company that works in modern audiovisual projects like the ACXT international audiovisual architecture exhibition in the CCCB center (Barcelona).

In 2007 Nacho Chueca directed Damned Wwinne, the true story of Genarin, a very heterodox film that, in a false documentary way, describes the story of Genaro Blanco, a strange character of the ´20 in León (Spain). In 2010 he realized and co-produced the road-documentary AFRIKA TREK, a journey to the heart of football, an incredible trek across Africa, using football like human integration tool…

Other film projects leaded by Nacho Chueca are LIVIN´EUROPE, SINCRONISMOS, MUERTES ABSURDAS…

 

Since 2013, LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB has developed together with the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (CSIC) large-format audiovisual projects, such the Internet Series Deconstructing Light and the documentary film The speed of Our Thoughts (both on the occasion of 2015 as International Year of Light -UNESCO-).

In 2015 he also made the documentary UPWARDS, understanding planet Mars, about upcoming missions of the European Space Agency (ESA) on planet Mars. In 2017 LIPSSYNC co-produced the documentary BIOSTIRLING for SKA, a new generation.

 

gravity land is the first collaboration with Carlos Barceló and the fourth of long format with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

 

 

Scientific crew

 

 

Fernando Atrio Barandela (University de Salamanca)

Mar Bastero Gil (University de Granada)

Raül Vera  (University of Basque Country)

José Navarro Salas (University of Valencia and Instituto de Física Corpuscular, CSIC)

Antonio Dobado   (Complutense University of Madrid)

 

 

Coordination and production of scientific content, liaison with researchers

Documentation. Search for resources. Supervision of scientific contents

Carlos Barceló  (Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusía, CSIC)

Technical and artistic crew

 

 

Scene director and cinematographer

Nacho Chueca

 

 

Artístic crew

 

José Manuel Valdés

Elisa Marinas

Javier Lomas

Mireia Sabadell

Nikolay Mihaylov

 

And introducing the conceptual artist

César Barrio

 

 

Line producer

Marta Andrés

 

First assistant production

Raquel Cuétara

 

Direct sound

Sergio Muñoz

 

Camera assistant

Daniel Zafra

 

Art direction

Arancha Férez

 

Costumes

Natalia Capilla

 

Hair & make up

Paula Serrano

 

FX post-production & computer graphics

Manuel Acosta

 

Original score

Amalia Chueca y José Ignacio Hernández

 

Sound production and mixing

Claudio Bonaldi y Esteban Testolini

 

WEB services

César García Guerra (fündc)

 

 

 

Executive production LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB SRL

Nacho Chueca

 

Associate production SEGRE - CSIC

Carlos Barceló

CONTACT   of gravity land

 

LIPSSYNC MEDIALAB SRL

Jorge Juan 125

Madrid 28009 ESPAÑA

 

Tlfno: +34 646 526 848

Fax +34 91 375 92 89

territoriogravedad@gmail.com