The Science of Cinema
June 2019

In an increasingly digital era, it's easy to lose sight of film's long history as a deeply material art form. Film is projected light, the chemistry of emulsions and developers, silver nitrate colloids and dichromate bleach, the mechanics of film reels in motion. The filmed image is a true imprint of reality, a kind of ghost with an expressive power held by few media. Once it was considered a machine for generating emotion, nowadays it helps us to understand how the brain processes visual information. This issue pays homage to the medium of film itself, not only its origins and classical techniques for fixing images of the world, but to present developments, changing technologies, and future applications. As one of our youngest art forms, it remains be one our most dynamic: this multifaceted portrait of film up to 2019 is a but a snapshot of a system ever in transition.

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AgX: H2O2
Grayson Cooke
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Blood Film
Mari Walker, Lara Salmon
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Capucine
Nieto
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Celestial Object
Benjamin Balcom
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Les Outils (Tools)
Simon Laganiere
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Look Inside the Ghost Machine
Péter Lichter
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The Chronoscope
Andrew Legge
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The Decelerator Helmet
Lorenz Potthast
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Primate Cinema: Apes as Family
Rachel Mayeri
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MicroScope
Minette Mangahas
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A Film Is A Film Is A Film
Eva Von Schweinitz
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Mr. Sand
Soetkin Verstegen
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Real Artists
Cameo Wood
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In, Over and Out
Sebastian Brameshuber
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Somniculus
Ali Cherri
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Films to Break Projectors
Tim Grabham
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Trans/Figure/Ground
Lauren Cook
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Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies (Retroflectors: the astronaut, the robot, the alien)
Ralo Mayer
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Colin Stringer
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Prima Materia
Charlotte Pryce
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Chronogram of Inexistent Time
Malena Szlam
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Lunar Almanac
Malena Szlam
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Espectador Espantado (The Amazed Spectator)
Edgar Pera
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Color Neutral
Jennifer Reeves
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Panoramis Paramount Paranormal
Emilien Awada, Constanze Ruhm
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Village Tales
Sue Sudbury
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Cinema Futures
Michael Palm
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When Time Moves Faster
Anna Vasof
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Manufactured Science
Tal Danino
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Athyrium filix-femina
Kelly Egan
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Movie reconstruction from human brain activity
Jack Gallant
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Semantic Decoding From Movies
Jack Gallant
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Armeggeddon 2
Corey Hughes
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Wolkenschatten (Cloud Shadow)
Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy
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Framelines
Sabine Gruffat
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BFI, Film is Fragile
Carl Addy
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Turing, The Apple, My Father, Eve & I
Fabienne Audéoud
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