7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Off the Screen: Imagine Science Films
August 22, 2014
$10 General Admission
Experiments on Film
Imagine Science Films will take part in our first West Coast festival presentation at the Exploratorium by bringing a program of inventive takes on the science experiment. These movies look at the scientific method applied to a mouse-eye-view of a water maze; fictional brain experiments utilizing roller coasters; or a film that, when watched by chimpanzees, becomes a behavioral experiment itself. In addition to the films, this program hopes to spur deeper thinking and discussion surrounding the topics in the film with an informal social atmosphere featuring a bar and a panel discussion by experts.
The panel discussion will be webcast live. Details forthcoming.
Synesthesia [Terri Timely, USA, 2009, 4min]
A quiet evening at home as a family prepares for an unusual meal and performs experiments into cross-modality sensation.
Micro Empire [Clemens Wirth, Austria, 2012, 2min]
The stunning world beneath the microscope, meticulously choreographed.
Primate Cinema: Apes as Family [Rachel Mayeri, USA, 2012, 12min]
We have plenty of films about our closest primate relatives, but what about films for them? A postmodern scientific look at chimpanzee narrative and the wildlife film.
Magnetic Movie [Semiconductor, UK, 2007, 5min]
Magnetic fields are all around us, if only we could see them.
Blank [Boris Hars-Tschachotin, Germany, 2011, 6min]
Memory explored through the Morris Water maze, via a uniquely mouse-eye view and real experimental footage.
Planet Z [Momoko Seto, France, 2011, 10min]
An alien world or our own? It’s all in the perspective.
Gowanus Canal [Sarah Christman, USA, 2013, 7min]
An experiment in free bacterial growth, and an experimental ecology of an industrial waterway.
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork [Amy Karle, USA, 2011, 3min]
Much in our bodies is electrical, and so may be a perfect input for experiments with early analog visual synthesizers.
Capucine [Luis Nieto, France, 2010, 43min]
At a specialized primate center, a talented Capuchin has stepped beyond learning language, and into the language of cinema itself.
Compressed 02 [Kim Pimmell, USA, 2012, 2min]
Visually-arresting home experiments into the strange properties of ferrofluids.
The 7th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival promises to be an exciting week of films presenting scientific fact in compelling visual narrative. This year, the festival will explore TIME in all its variants: timelapse film, the age of the universe, time travel, geologic time, nanosecond-scale subatomic interactions, the genetics of aging, and much much more.
Opening night at Google NY, we will announce the participants of The 172800 Second Film Competition to take place the first weekend of the festival. In collaboration with Tribeca Film Institute, Nanotronics and The Science & Entertainment Exchange, filmmakers and scientists will team up to create short films about TIME in only two days. The final screening will be hosted at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP Sunday, October 19th.
Spanning venues across New York City and Brooklyn, we are excited to announce our film programs and festival schedule listed below. Tickets will be available mid-September.
More event details here.