Wired to Win
Director: Bayley Silleck
Project Manager: JoAnna Baldwin Mallory
Wired to Win is a bold and exciting new film blurring the lines of science, sports, and adventure. For the first time in the IMAX format, the human brain is portrayed in all its mystery– an organ built to learn, adapt, and continually help determine who we are and what we can achieve withe each human thought and experience.
Director Bayley Silleck points his lens at the 2003 Tour de France, revealing the drama of dedicated pro-cyclists under the stress of this ultimate test of physical and mental endurance. Wired to Win paints a vivid portrait of the brain, demonstration how injury, exhaustion, fear, and wavering focus are processed, and overcome, by the human mind.
Using innovative film, digital, and medical imaging technologies, the film invites the audience into the brain’s complex structure and allows them to witness the brain respond in real time to external and internal stimuli; an unprecedented and dramatic experience for both IMAX and the field of neuroscience. The result is an unforgettable cinematic experience: eye-popping, educational, and astounding for every human brain in the audience.
The Wired to Win project also included the “Science + Society: Closing the Gap” conference n January 2007. This day-long conference brought together both scientists and citizens to discuss the role of sciene and technology in our understanding of critical, contemporary issues.
Wired to Win also provides a comprehensive and interactive website allowing viewers to delve even further into the mysteries of the human brain.