Friday | 11 October 2013

Opening Night Screening & Panel Discussion: The Art of Code

Screening & Panel: The Art of Code 

Friday, October 11, 2013, 7pm

The Art of Code explores our rapidly-changing computer-proccessed world. Computational art, raw data expressed as breathtaking image or even physical form, and the oscillating line that connects our punch-card past to the trans-human future. Afterwards, join us for discussion exploring the visualization and creation of data stories, followed by a cocktail reception.

—Short film program (77 min)—

System Technology
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork
Modern no.2
Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates
The Pixel Painter
3D-Printed Record
Gates of Life
This is and is not a film.

—Followed by–

With: Aaron Koblin, Tiffany Shlain, Ali Brivanlou
Moderated by: Alex Pasternack

Google NY | Downtown Manhattan
79 9th Avenue
New York City, NY 10011
Subway: A,C, E, L to 8th Avenue

Saturday | 12 October 2013

Program: The Impermanence of Memory

Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 1pm

Is memory to be trusted? Is anything truly forgotten? Shorts examining perception and recall, freezing time or losing it, and all the ways we hold onto past experience or fail to.

—Short film program (94 min)—

Hypochondria of the Heart
Look Inside the Ghost Machine
Memory Sculptor
The Decelerators
The Decelerator Helmet
How Synapses Spark
Remanence III
Here and the Great Elsewhere

Made in NY Media Center | DUMBO
Brooklyn, NY 10011
Subway: F York St, A, C High Street

Screening: whiteonwhite:algorythmicnoir

Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 8pm

Live-edited anew each time it screens, Eve Sussman’s groundbreaking dystopian noir is endless, unpredictable, and fascinating, its narrative constantly reconfigured before our eyes by a computer dubbed the “Serendipity Machine, from a cache of thousands of video and sound fragments. Poetic juxtapositions emerge and propel a story without beginning or end, but with an infinite number of middle moves.

Feature (90 min): whiteonwhite:algorhythmicnoir

—Followed by–


Museum of the Moving Image | Astoria
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, Queens, NY 11106
Subway: N, Q 36th Avenue and R, M Steinway Street

Sunday | 13 October 2013

Program: The Earth in Space

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12pm

Outer space is all around us. A collection of films in which we reach for the sun, look back down from orbit, radiate our messages into the void, and try to keep the planet on its course.

—Short film program (93 min)—

The ISS Image Frontier
Alien Repair Guy
Someday Somewhere Beyond
Stormy Sun
The Sun
Supernova Sonata
Emergency Calls

The New School | Kellen Theatre
66  Fifth Avenue
Manhattan New York City, NY 10011
Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square; L to Sixth Avenue; F, M to 14th

Program: DNA Dreams

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4pm

Only a decade after the completion of the Human Genome Project, a young, independent company in China has the means to sequence 200 individual human genomes each day, and intends to pinpoint the genetic basis for intelligence. In the face of this reality, science fiction posits a near future of hacking our own DNA at will and growing carefully selected boyfriends from a kit.

—Feature and shorts program (80 min)—

Simply Complex
DNA Dreams
Return to Sender

—Followed (at New School) by—



The New School | Theresa Lang Center
55 West 13th Street
Manhattan New York City,  NY 10011
Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square; L to Sixth Avenue; F, M to 14th


Liberty Science Center | New Jersey
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
NJPATH to Pavonia/Newport / Exchange Place station + transfer to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Program: Film Lab

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7pm

Taking advantage of the impressive multimedia capabilities of the brand new Made in NY Media Center (opening October 3!), we will unveil a set of film installations (four courtesy of bitforms gallery nyc!), observing scientific, digital, and natural processes. The evening will also include the opportunity to be interviewed by a robot, a chance to go out of sync with time, a look at our oceans and phytoplankton, and, of course, a rotating shorts program.

—Film/Video Installations—

Network B (Casey Reas, 2009)
Mesocosm (Wink, TX) (Marina Zurkow, 2012)
Hard Data (R. Luke DuBois, 2009)
Cubic Limit (Manfred Mohr, 1973-74)
Writing (Geraldine Cox, 2012)
Strange Lines and Distances (Joshua Bonetta, 2011)
—Shorts program (37 min, play twice at 7:15 and 8:15)—

Repeat till Overdose
Astronomer’s Paradise

—Also including—

“Amanecer” Kevin, 11 años, from Ecuador visto por los niño. A presentation of the winning animation film from Imagine Science Satellite: Quito Cine Cientifico from last March.

As part of the Film Lab evening, a film preview of performance piece “La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans and an advance screening of short documentary Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic will be introduced by DUMBO-based environmental artist (and Imagine Science Artist-in-Residence) Mara Haseltine and filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Afterwards, attendees are invited to Haseltine’s open studio for a live performance of “La Bohème”.

Made in NY Media Center | DUMBO
Brooklyn, NY 10011
Subway: F York St, A, C High Street

Monday | 14 October 2013

Program: The Vintage Cutting Edge

Monday, October 14, 2013, 7pm

Buckminster Fuller, early computing, and the forward-thinking recent past. Followed by a conversation with the director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and Buckminster Fuller’s daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder!

Feature: Reflections: R. Buckminster Fuller (1977)
Preceded by: The Incredible Machine (1968)

Anthology Film Archives | East Village
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St)
Manhattan New York, NY 10003
Subway: F 2nd Ave, 6 Spring St, B, D, F, M, 6 Bleecker Street

Tuesday | 15 October 2013

Screening & Discussion: Europa Report

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7pm


NeueHouse | Manhattan
110 East 25th Street
New York City, NY 10010
Subway: 6 to 23rd street

Wednesday | 16 October 2013

Program: The Poetics of Science

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 7pm

Inventive and personal essay-films on the intersection of scientific concerns and our everyday lives: cycles of waste and reclamation, the inescapability of noise, a love poem to light, and impressions of the technological past and present.

—Feature and shorts program (84 min)—

Lights will never be that fast again
Into Noise
Some Part of Us Will Have Become
As Above, So Below
Simple Machines

—Followed by–

Moderated by: Alexis Gambis, Artistic Director and Founder of Imagine Science Films

Rockefeller University | CRC/Carson Lecture Hall | Upper East Side
1230 York Avenue
Manhattan New York, NY 10065
Subway: 4, 5, 6 67th Street/Lexington / F train to 63rd / Lexington

Thursday | 17 October 2013

Panel: Visualizing Scientific Data on the Big Screen

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7 pm

Film is primarily a visual media and communicates on sensory, emotional and intellectual levels. Science can also be a sensory and intellectual medium, especially when scientists present their data visually. Join the New York Academy and the Imagine Science Film Festival for a discussion that explores how data – from huge data sets generated by genomics to maps of the brain – can be captured through the visual storytelling of film.

Science writer Carl Zimmer and a panel of scientists and artists will explore how scientists use film to communicate their ideas and how artists can use the techniques of data visualization to enhance your scientific and visual experience.

With: Oliver Medvedik, Amy Robinson, Jonathan Fischer
Moderated by: Carl Zimmer

New York Academy of Sciences | Downtown Financial District
250 Greenwich Street #40
New York, New York 10007
Subway: 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St.

Friday | 18 October 2013

Closing Night Program: Experimental Nature

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7pm

Closing night! The human and natural worlds are inextricably intertwined yet have never seemed so far apart. In this program we’ll look at some unusual connections between the two: animal naturalists investigating human spaces, empathetic plants, post-industrial ecology, prehistoric creatures lurking beneath our eyes, and humanity’s ongoing attempt to escape the most fundamental aspects of its own nature.

Then, in collaboration with The Tribeca Institute, please join us for a cocktail reception after the screening to celebrate the completion of the 6th annual Imagine Science Film Festival and the many more to come.

—Shorts program (78 min)—

Gowanus Canal
Silent Passengers
From Fireflies to Space Invaders
Other Voices
Fairy Shrimp
We Will Live Again

—Followed by—


New School Tishman Theater
66 W 12th St
Manhattan New York, NY 10011
Subway: F/M/Q/N/R/4/5/6 to 14th Street, L to 6th Ave