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.

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