2016 | USA | Documentary,Short

Bluebrain: Year 7 Preview

  • English 16 mins
  • Director | Noah Hutton
  • Writer | Noah Hutton

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Begun in 2009, Bluebrain is director Noah Hutton’s 10-year film-in-the-making that chronicles the twists and turns of the Blue Brain Project—neuroscientist Henry Markram’s audacious and controversial attempt to reverse-engineer a human brain, neuron by neuron, in a massive virtual simulation on supercomputers. For the past 7 years, through his exclusive access to the project personnel and Markram’s facilities on the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, Hutton has been steadily building towards a documentary feature set for release in 2020. With excerpts already featured in Scientific American and VICE, the film will also track several other major endeavors to understand the brain, including President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative and the Allen Institute in Seattle.

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