We define ourselves as a hybrid platform. We are a streaming platform, an art-science hub, a curatorial service, and a networking tool. Like an organism, we keep evolving, embracing new shapes and identities. We believe that moving images can help us create synaptic connections between disciplines, cultures, and ideas.
We have high ambitions. We’re aiming to change the landscape of science communication and outreach through cinema. We also want to challenge the conventional categorization of “science films”. For this very reason, we refer to our moving imagery as Cinema from the Science New Wave.
We bring provocative research-driven visuals to classrooms, on museum exhibit walls, at schools, to your homes, and on your mobile screens. We believe that curation is key to learning about scientific ideas. There is so much breadth, culture, diversity, and story that inhabits the scientific process and the research spaces around us.
LABOCINE aims to also blur the lines between cinema and research videos by curating content of all types and forms. A 30-second microscopy video of a developing fruit fly is as cinematic as a 90-minute feature film!
We’re also a community. We’re building an art/science ecosystem where our Habitat members can share info about their hybrid status. They can also collaborate and exchange video content. Video becomes the unit of information to learn about each other and sparks more scientific stories to be developed.
Our entire platform is built on the traits of the Science New Wave.
Yes, you can submit your videos to us, and we will have a programming team review them. We are interested in both films and research videos (referred to as Scenes on our platform).
We do not accept all content, but if we feel that it resonates with the vision of the Science New Wave, we will reach out to you.
Submit a film by completing the Film submission form.
Submit a research video by completing this Scenes submission form.
There are many ways you can be part of Labocine. First, we recommend that you create your HABITAT profile, providing us with information about yourself. This is recommended to anyone who wants to join our community. There are several ways to contribute: writing articles, curating programs, or simply spreading the word in your ecosystem about the Science New Wave. Reach out to us if you have a specific inquiry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon sign-up, you are automatically on the FREE plan. This gives you access to our free programming, and you can instantly create your HABITAT profile.
We recommend subscribing to our BASIC Plan to really experience our curated programs, stream our content, and spark collaborations in the HABITAT ecosystem.
You will be charged after subscription. If you subscribe for the Monthly Basic Plan, you will be charged $3 per month. If you subscribe for the Yearly Basic Plan, you will be charged $30 per year starting on the subscription date.
Let’s walk through a few scenarios.
If you sign up on August 26, 2023, you will be charged on the 26 every month if you are on the Monthly Basic Plan and on August 26 every year if you are on the Yearly Basic Plan.
Your subscription is automatically renewed on a monthly or yearly basis depending on your plan.
Labocine is providing a connective thread between the arts and sciences. We strongly believe in showcasing singular films from around the world. In order to do so, we need to license fees, host films, and sustain our tech services and ever-growing team.
What does our team do exactly? Our LABOCINE team is constantly looking for the latest content, offering new curated programs, highlighting events worldwide, and handpicking films for our audiences worldwide.
However, our community comes first. We’re building an ecosystem that celebrates interdisciplinarity. We want to spark collaborations and exchanges. We also link films and research videos to the HABITAT ecosystem. This all takes time and effort, but we love what we do and ask for your support in exchange.
If you are an entity (even of a single-person who considers themselves as more than just a human), we want to know more. Before onboarding you for the PRO ride, we also want to make sure our visions and interests align. We want to ensure that we can speak to your specific needs (classroom content, museum event, festival, internal use). Before you decide on whether PRO is the right fit for you, we can also tell you what we can and can’t do.
If your mission aligns with ours of bridging arts and sciences, we will welcome you with open arms to the PRO community. We need to ask you a few questions and want to get to know you first.
Please complete the form at Labocine PRO and answer a few questions about your entity: collective, production company, university, non-profit, school, agency…
If you have a PRO account, you can access our PRO Library of over 5k+ films and will also be able to build your own community and create Events/Playlists for your community – whether it be for 5 or 10,000. We also offer curatorial support to all PRO administrators and members.
All PRO affiliations are accessible via your Account page. You can simply SWITCH Accounts and click on your PRO affiliated organization. If you are an Admin, you will have access to the Admin Control panel where you can add/delete other Admins or Members. If you need assistance, you can reach out to us at email@example.com.
You can cancel anytime from the Account section by clicking on Cancel Subscription in the Billing section. If you decide to cancel, your subscription remains active until the end of the month if you have the Monthly Basic Plan and until the end of a full year if you are on the Yearly Plan.
If you cancel, you will receive a note that you are leaving the Science New Wave community. Science New Wave membership with its benefits require you to be on the Yearly Basic Plan and have an active subscription (in other words, a subscription that has been set to cancel).
You can always renew your subscription from the Account and we will restore your Science New Wave membership if you are back on the Yearly Basic Plan.