Saturday 19th April 2014,
Imagine Science Films

Archival Footage

System Technology

System Technology

System Development Corportation | 7 min | USA | 1960s SYNOPSIS Data and raw computer code are physically visualized in one of their earliest incarnations in this excerpt from a 60s-era tour of the computerization of the U.S. Air Defense: punch cards, magnetic tape, and the huge arrays of cryptically blinking lights engaged in these [...]

September 30, 2013 Nate 2013, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films 0

The Incredible Machine

The Incredible Machine

Paul Cohen | 15 min | USA | 1968 SYNOPSIS Produced in 1968 at Bell Labs, The Incredible Machine takes the viewer across the bleeding edge of 45-year-old computer science: simulated circuitry, voice synthesis, digital graphics, and, via a shocking revelation midway, a musical score composed entirely on a computer! SCREENING SCHEDULE The Vintage of the [...]

September 30, 2013 Nate 2013, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films 0

The Afronauts

The Afronauts

Cristina de Middel | 5 min | South Africa, Spain | 2012 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SYNOPSIS In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first african on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race. Only a [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Docu-Fiction, Experiment, Films, Historical, Recycled Footage, Sci-Fi, Short 0

America’s Dead Sea

America’s Dead Sea

Jim Lo Scalzo | 3 min | USA | 2012 WINNER: 2012 IMAGINAL DISC VISUAL SCIENCE AWARD, 5th ANNUAL ISFF SYNOPSIS Deep in the desert of southern California sits one of the worst environmental sites in America—a former tourist destination that has turned into a toxic soup: the Salton Sea. The sea was born by [...]

October 10, 2012 admin Archival Footage, Documentary, Films, Short 0

A Death on the Frontier

A Death on the Frontier

Alex Pasternack | 20 min | USA | 2011 SYNOPSIS The hunt for the Higgs boson, god particle or goddamn particle, the one that gives things mass, came closer to an end on July 4. Physicists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider in Europe, the world’s largest particle accelerator, found evidence of the particle and its [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Films, New York 0

Everything is a Remix – System Failure

Everything is a Remix – System Failure

Kirby Ferguson | 16 min | USA | 2012 SYNOPSIS Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films, Short 0

Inside The Lab With Roman Vishniac

Inside The Lab With Roman Vishniac

RETROSPECTIVE Roman Vishniac | 3 mins | Russia/USA | 1967 SYNOPSIS A silent tour of Roman Vishniac’s laboratory. SCREENING SCHEDULE TBA PRODUCTION CREDITS DIRECTOR’S BIO Roman Vishniac Roman Vishniac (1897 – 1990) was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. Vishniac [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Documentary, Experiment, Films, Historical, Lab Footage, Short 0

MicroScope

MicroScope

Minette Mangahas | 3 min | USA | 2011 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Filmed through a microscope, this piece superimposes footage from Anna May Wong’s performance in the silent film “Piccadilly” (1929) unto a magnified strand of my hair. The film sampled is a scene from “Piccadilly” (1929). Anna May Wong plays a dishwasher in the [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Experiment, Explorative, Films, Short 0

Peanut Man

Peanut Man

Jack Truman | 3 min | USA | 2012 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS PEANUT MAN is a documentary short film about the story of a man born in slavery, that revolutionized the world with the peanut. George Washington Carver was the first known American Black Scientist. He discovered and invented over 300 uses for the peanut; [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Documentary, Films, Short 0

SpacePart12

SpacePart12

Michele Famiglietti | 4 min | Italy | 2012 WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS From the discovery of cosmic particles 100 years ago by Victor Hess, until the last experiments in space through vintage images, this film introduces the International Conference SpacePart12 to be held in early November in Geneva on the scientific research in this field. [...]

October 10, 2012 admin 2012, Archival Footage, Documentary, Experiment, Films, Short 0