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

by Fabienne Audéoud
FILM

BFI, Film is Fragile

by Carl Addy
FILM

Framelines

by Sabine Gruffat
FILM

Wolkenschatten (Cloud Shadow)

by Anja Dornieden Juan David González Monroy
FILM

Armeggeddon 2

by Corey Hughes
FILM

Semantic Decoding From Movies

by Jack Gallant
FILM

Movie reconstruction from human brain activity

by Jack Gallant
FILM

Athyrium filix-femina

by Kelly Egan
FILM

Manufactured Science

by Tal Danino
FILM

When Time Moves Faster

by Anna Vasof
FILM

Cinema Futures

by Michael Palm
FILM

Village Tales

by Sue Sudbury
FILM

Panoramis Paramount Paranormal

by Emilien Awada Constanze Ruhm
FILM

Color Neutral

by Jennifer Reeves
FILM

Espectador Espantado (The Amazed Spectator)

by Edgar Pera
FILM

Lunar Almanac

by Malena Szlam
FILM

Chronogram of Inexistent Time

by Malena Szlam
FILM

Prima Materia

by Charlotte Pryce
FILM

The Science of Cinema

by Colin Stringer
FILM

Extra-Terrestrial Ecologies (Retroflectors: the astronaut, the robot, the alien)

by Ralo Mayer
FILM

Trans/Figure/Ground

by Lauren Cook
FILM

Films to Break Projectors

by Tim Grabham
FILM

Somniculus

by Ali Cherri
FILM

In, Over and Out

by Sebastian Brameshuber
FILM

Real Artists

by Cameo Wood
FILM

Mr. Sand

by Soetkin Verstegen
FILM

A Film Is A Film Is A Film

by Eva Von Schweinitz
FILM

MicroScope

by Minette Mangahas
FILM

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family

by Rachel Mayeri
FILM

The Decelerator Helmet

by Lorenz Potthast
FILM

The Chronoscope

by Andrew Legge
FILM

Look Inside the Ghost Machine

by Péter Lichter
FILM

Les Outils (Tools)

by Simon Laganiere
FILM

Celestial Object

by Benjamin Balcom
FILM

Capucine

by Nieto
FILM

Blood Film

by Mari Walker Lara Salmon
FILM

AgX: H2O2

by Grayson Cooke
FILM
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