Projects | Art+Media - Isaac Kerlow

This documentary feature presents the scientific facts behind the issue of peat haze as well as points of view and opinions from local and regional stakeholders. The burning of the peat forests throughout tropical Southeast Asia creates pollution, and this posed significant challenges... Read more

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 and clue-interpreting scientific... Read more

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 artistic animation techniques. An interactive version... Read more

WebGeoTouch is the online version of the in-house GeoTouch system which is only available through the NTU intranet. iGeoTouch is a portable field data collection app that can be used offline and online, and it is developed for Android and iOS phones and tablets. The Beta... Read more

Merapi: The Fire Mountain is an interactive book about the Merapi Volcano in Java, Indonesia, with a focus on the Earth science and the life and culture about and around the volcano. The interactive book project has a strong educational orientation, and is scheduled to be released in 2016 as a... Read more

Living with Disaster is a project directed by Isaac Kerlow and funded primarily by the AXA Research Fund. The project shows how people have lived near disaster-prone areas throughout the ages and what survival strategies they have developed, followed or ignored. It provides a qualitative... Read more

The EOS ART Projects 2010-2013 includes six artistic projects that resulted from an innovative program of interdisciplinary collaboration between regional artists and EOS Earth scientists. The completed artworks were exhibited in a public show at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) between... Read more

Past 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. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.

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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, Singapore, and it won the Special Festival Prize at the International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő,... Read more

Volcanic Infrasound follows reserachers from the Volcano Group as they install infrasound sensors in a natural reserve in the middle of urban Singapore. These solar-powered stations capture the infrasound created by volcanoes in the region and detect and measure eruptions as they unfold.... Read more

Earth Girl Volcano is a new game that continues the casual strategy experiential preparedness learning approach of its predecessor Tsunami game. The volcano game has an improved navigation paradigm, in-disaster interactions and multiple hazard modalities including: eruptions, tephra... Read more

The Ratu River Expedition is a 25-minute film featuring the research on Nepal earthquakes by the Structural Geology group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. The film was written and directed by Isaac Kerlow, and it shows how the scientific team uses a variety of techniques and technologies... Read more

Earth Girl 2: Preparing for the Tsunami is an interactive game about making strategic decisions that can directly increase the survival rate in coastal communities during earthquakes and tsunamis. It may be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. This casual strategy game was... Read more

SHADOWS: Saving the Rain Forest is a contemporary tale of magical realism about preserving the world’s forests. The animated short is inspired by the fantasy of ancient legends and shadow puppets, particularly the wayang kulit Javanese and Balinese performances. The short also highlights the... Read more

Ichiro and the Wave presents a unique and inspirational experience by a tsunami survivor. He was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again.... Read more

EOS Seismic Vibration Truck

The IVI Envirovibe is used to image active faults in the subsurface in key places like Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Forensic Volcano Petrology

Forensic Volcano Petrology presents how Associate Professor Fidel Costa and the Volcano Petrology team analyze Merapi volcano rocks as an aid to understanding the volcano’s particular magma chambers and eruptions. By... Read more