Science Consulting on <Em>Arrival</Em>

I worked as a science consultant on the science fiction movie Arrival (2016) which centers around a linguist trying to understand an alien language. My role was to perform realistic computer analysis of the fictional alien script which could be shown on screens throughout the movie.

In this scene, the main character Louise (Amy Adams) analyzes the relative positions of image keypoints in a logogram:

This shot shows her screen in even more detail, and you can even read some of the code I wrote:

This article from WIRED (in which I was interviewed) contains some more information.