The Mineral Universe
December 2018

When it comes to filmmaking, a few fields of science tend to steal the spotlight. Mutant DNA and space exploration offer inarguably exciting possibilities for plotline and memorable visuals, but we believe that any subject can prove equally inspiring when you really delve into it. Even the seemingly static worlds of geology and mineralogy. For Earth is primarily a mineral body -- our world of biological life is only tiny outer covering beyond which many secrets lie. Beneath our feet a multitude of elemental dramas play out: matter in transformation, crystal growth, concentrated energy, volcanic shifts, radioactive isotopes. So for this issue we unearth gems from across inorganic cinema, from speculative crystallography to familial diamond procedurals to seismic documentary.

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Kinsetsu – textures from planet 9
Clemens Wirth
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Kaltes Tal
Johannes Krell, Florian Fischer
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Where Shapes Come From
Semiconductor
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Diamanteurs
Chloe Mazlo
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Lattice
Maria Ferreira
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The Lanthanide Series
Erin Espelie
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Orogenesis
Boris Labbé
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Étoiles
Caroline Blais
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Xenoi
Deborah Stratman
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Metamorphism
Grayson Cooke
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Existence ?
Yoann Eeckeman
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Light of its History
Alex Ingersoll
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Afghan Coal
Zeynep Kececiler
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Divieto 2
Alex Tyson
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Asbestos
Sasha Litvintseva, Graeme Arnfield
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Lunar Economic Zone
Zhan Wang
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A Thing Among Things
Giovanni Giaretta
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Anthropology of the Future
Alexis Gambis
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Amber
Samuel Ridgeway
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Wisdom Teeth
Esteban Rivera Ariza
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The Ashes Remain Warm
Mónica Martins Nunes
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Cosmorama
Hugo Deverchère
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The Rock
Hamid Jafari
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Matière première (Raw Material)
Jean-Francois Reverdy
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Play of Color
Danielle Parsons
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Repercussions
Andrés Padilla Domene
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Blast
Francesco Mattuzzi
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Mars IV
Guillaume Rieu
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