Friday 18th April 2014,
Imagine Science Films

2013 Showtimes

FOR COMPLETE FESTIVAL GUIDE, CLICK HERE.

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6th IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT

Screening & Panel: The Art of Code 

Friday, October 11, 2013 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

The Art of Code explores our rapidly-changing computer-proccessed world. Computational art, raw data expressed as breathtaking image or even physical form, and the oscillating line that connects our punch-card past to the trans-human future. Afterwards, join us for discussion exploring the visualization and creation of data stories, followed by a cocktail reception.

—Short film program (77 min)—

Forms
#PostModem
20Hz
System Technology
Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork
Modern no.2
Oscillate
Worlds: The Kepler Planet Candidates
Abbau
The Pixel Painter
3D-Printed Record
Gates of Life
Sight
This is and is not a film.

—Followed by–

ISFF VI OPENING NIGHT PANEL: STORYBOARDING DATA
With: Aaron Koblin, Tiffany Shlain, Ali Brivanlou
Moderated by: Alex Pasternack

—VENUE—
Google NY | Downtown Manhattan
79 9th Avenue
New York City, NY 10011
Subway: A,C, E, L to 8th Avenue

Watch the panel on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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PROGRAM: THE IMPERMANENCE OF MEMORY

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 1pm (Doors open at 12:30pm)

Is memory to be trusted? Is anything truly forgotten? Shorts examining perception and recall, freezing time or losing it, and all the ways we hold onto past experience or fail to.

—Short film program (94 min)—

Velocity
Hypochondria of the Heart
Look Inside the Ghost Machine
Memory Sculptors
The Decelerators
The Decelerator Helmet
How Synapses Spark
Hyperlink
Paperbox
Remanence III
Here and the Great Elsewhere

—VENUE—
Made in NY Media Center | DUMBO
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 10011
Subway: F York St, A, C High Street

Watch the Q&A with the directors on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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SCREENING: WHITEONWHITE:ALGORITHMICNOIR

Saturday, October 12th, 2013 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)

Live-edited anew each time it screens, Eve Sussman’s groundbreaking dystopian noir is endless, unpredictable, and fascinating, its narrative constantly reconfigured before our eyes by a computer dubbed the “Serendipity Machine, from a cache of thousands of video and sound fragments. Poetic juxtapositions emerge and propel a story without beginning or end, but with an infinite number of middle moves.

Feature (90 min): whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir

—Followed by–

A CONVERSATION WITH EVE SUSSMAN

—VENUE—
Museum of the Moving Image | Astoria
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria, Queens, NY 11106
Subway: N, Q 36th Avenue and R, M Steinway Street

Watch the Q&A with Eve Sussman on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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PROGRAM: THE EARTH IN SPACE

Sunday, October 13, 2013 12pm (Doors open at 11:30am)

Outer space is all around us. A collection of films in which we reach for the sun, look back down from orbit, radiate our messages into the void, and try to keep the planet on its course.

—Short film program (93 min)—

Sci-Fly
The ISS Image Frontier
Alien Repair Guy
Someday Somewhere Beyond
Stormy Sun
The Sun
MOOON
Supernova Sonata
Emergency Calls

—VENUE—
The New School | Kellen Theatre
66  Fifth Avenue
Manhattan New York City, NY 10011
Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square; L to Sixth Avenue; F, M to 14th

Watch the Q&A with directors on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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PROGRAM: DNA DREAMS

Sunday, October 13, 2013 4pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)

Only a decade after the completion of the Human Genome Project, a young, independent company in China has the means to sequence 200 individual human genomes each day, and intends to pinpoint the genetic basis for intelligence. In the face of this reality, science fiction posits a near future of hacking our own DNA at will and growing carefully selected boyfriends from a kit.

—Feature and shorts program (80 min)—

Playground
Simply Complex
DNA Dreams
Return to Sender

—Followed (at New School) by—

PANEL: DNA ETHICS

—VENUE—
The New School | Theresa Lang Center
55 West 13th Street
Manhattan New York City,  NY 10011
Subway: N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square; L to Sixth Avenue; F, M to 14th

And

—VENUE—
Liberty Science Center | New Jersey
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305
NJPATH to Pavonia/Newport / Exchange Place station + transfer to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

*Note parallel events

Watch DNA Ethics panel on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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EVENT: FILM LAB

Sunday, October 13, 2013 7pm

Taking advantage of the impressive multimedia capabilities of the brand new Made in NY Media Center (opening October 3!), we will unveil a set of film installations (four courtesy of bitforms gallery nyc!), observing scientific, digital, and natural processes. The evening will also include the opportunity to be interviewed by a robot, a chance to go out of sync with time, a look at our oceans and phytoplankton, and, of course, a rotating shorts program.

—Film/Video Installations—

Network B (Casey Reas, 2009)
Mesocosm (Wink, TX) (Marina Zurkow, 2012)
Hard Data (R. Luke DuBois, 2009)
Cubic Limit (Manfred Mohr, 1973-74)
Writing (Geraldine Cox, 2012)

—Shorts program (37 min, play twice at 7:15 and 8:15)—

Micromegas
Shelter
Eclipse
Repeat till Overdose
Distance
Astronomer’s Paradise

—Also including—

IMAGINE SCIENCE SATELLITE: QUITO CINE CIENTIFICO
“Amanecer” Kevin, 11 años, from Ecuador visto por los niño. A presentation of the winning animation film from Imagine Science Satellite: Quito Cine Cientifico from last March.

LA BOHEME AND INVISIBLE OCEANS 
As part of the Film Lab evening, a film preview of performance piece “La Bohème: A Portrait of Today’s Oceans and an advance screening of short documentary Invisible Ocean: Plankton and Plastic will be introduced by DUMBO-based environmental artist (and Imagine Science Artist-in-Residence) Mara Haseltine and filmmaker Emily Driscoll. Afterwards, attendees are invited to Haseltine’s open studio for a live performance of “La Bohème”.

—VENUE—
Made in NY Media Center | DUMBO
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 10011
Subway: F York St, A, C High Street

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PROGRAM: THE VINTAGE OF THE CUTTING EDGE

Monday, October 14, 2013 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Buckminster Fuller, early computing, and the forward-thinking recent past. Followed by a conversation with the director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Feature: Reflections: R. Buckminster Fuller (1977)
Preceded by The Incredible Machine (1968)

—VENUE—
Anthology Film Archives | East Village
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St)
Manhattan New York, NY 10003
Subway: F 2nd Ave, 6 Spring St, B, D, F, M, 6 Bleecker Street

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SCREENING: EUROPA REPORT

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

—Followed by–
EUROPA REPORT PANEL DISCUSSION

—VENUE—
NeueHouse | Manhattan
110 East 25th Street
New York City, NY 10010
Subway: 6 to 23rd street

Watch the panel on Google Hangouts On Air here.

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PROGRAM: THE POETICS OF SCIENCE

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Inventive and personal essay-films on the intersection of scientific concerns and our everyday lives: cycles of waste and reclamation, the inescapability of noise, a love poem to light, and impressions of the technological past and present.

—Feature and shorts program (84 min)—

Lights will never be that fast again
Into Noise
Resonance
Some Part of Us Will Have Become
As Above, So Below
Simple Machines

—Followed by–

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW: A CONVERSATION WITH SARAH CRISTMAN
Moderated by: Alexis Gambis

—VENUE—
Rockefeller University | CRC/Carson Lecture Hall | Upper East Side
1230 York Avenue
Manhattan New York, NY 10065
Subway: 4, 5, 6 67th Street/Lexington / F train to 63rd / Lexington

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PANEL: VISUALIZING SCIENTIFIC DATA ON THE BIG SCREEN

Thursday, October 17, 2013 7pm

Film is primarily a visual media and communicates on sensory, emotional and intellectual levels. Science can also be a sensory and intellectual medium, especially when scientists present their data visually. Join the New York Academy and the Imagine Science Film Festival for a discussion that explores how data – from huge data sets generated by genomics to maps of the brain – can be captured through the visual storytelling of film.

Science writer Carl Zimmer and a panel of scientists and artists will explore how scientists use film to communicate their ideas and how artists can use the techniques of data visualization to enhance your scientific and visual experience.

With: Oliver Medvedik, Amy Robinson, Jonathan Fischer
Moderated by: Carl Zimmer

—VENUE—
New York Academy of Sciences | Downtown Financial District
250 Greenwich Street #40
New York, New York 10007
Subway: 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St.

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CLOSING PROGRAM: EXPERIMENTAL NATURE

Friday, October 18, 2013 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)

Closing night! The human and natural worlds are inextricably intertwined yet have never seemed so far apart. In this program we’ll look at some unusual connections between the two: animal naturalists investigating human spaces, empathetic plants, post-industrial ecology, prehistoric creatures lurking beneath our eyes, and humanity’s ongoing attempt to escape the most fundamental aspects of its own nature.

Then, in collaboration with The Tribeca Film Institute, please join us for a cocktail reception after the screening to celebrate the completion of the 6th annual Imagine Science Film Festival and the many more to come.

—Shorts program (78 min)—

Gowanus Canal
Genesis
Silent Passengers
From Fireflies to Space Invaders
Other Voices
Herbarium
663114
Fairy Shrimp
We Will Live Again

—Followed by—

ISFF VI CLOSING NIGHT PANEL

—VENUE—
New School Tishman Theater
66 W 12th St
Manhattan New York, NY 10011
Subway: F/M/Q/N/R/4/5/6 to 14th Street, L to 6th Ave

Tickets available at the door:
General admission $8, students FREE with ticket and ID