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Science on Screen: Particle Fever with Semir Zeki

The second Science on Screen of the third series was presented by Semir Zeki (Professor of Neuroesthetics at UCL), who chose Dir Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever. Semir described how brain scans are now beginning to reveal centres of the brain associated with the aesthetic experience of beauty. Read more

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Science on Screen: Minority Report presented by Venki Ramakrishnan

Minority Report explores a world where a technological breakthrough has allowed mankind to foresee violent crimes a few minutes before they take place. The predictions are infallible except – and here the logic must not be excessively scrutinised — a special police unit can race to the scene, intervene, and alter the course of the otherwise unalterable future. Naturally, the short forecast horizon makes for dramatic scenes.

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Science on Screen: Westworld presented by LML Fellow Alex Adamou

The final event of Season 2 of Science on Screen saw LML Resident Fellow, Alex Adamou, present Michael Crichton’s 1973 directorial debut, Westworld. Alex argued that the genre of science fiction, by creating models of reality with adjustable parameters, is more an exploration of society and the present than of science and the future. Read more

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Science on Screen: The Killing with Ron Dickman

The fifth Science on Screen of the second series was presented by Ron Dickman (Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais), who chose Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. Read more

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Simon Dedeo’s Science on Screen presentation published

If you’ve missed Simon Dedeo‘s introduction to the cult movie Pi, you can now read a full write-up at Balmond Studio:

http://tip.balmondstudio.com/tip/chasing-pattern/

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Science on Screen: Wild Strawberries with Geoff West

The fourth Science on Screen of the second series was presented by Geoff West (Distinguished Professor and past President of the Santa Fe Institute), who chose Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries. Read more

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Science on Screen: Pi with Simon DeDeo

The third Science on Screen of the second series was presented by Simon DeDeo, who chose Darren Aronofksy’s cult film Pi. Simon gave an entertaining introduction to patterns, and how we as humans are primed to see them everywhere, either consciously or subconsciously. Read more

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Science on Screen: Frankenstein with AC Grayling

The second Science on Screen of the current series was presented by AC Grayling, who chose the iconic 1931 version of Frankenstein. While the film does a considerable disservice to the many questions raised in Mary Shelley’s novel, Read more

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Science on Screen: The Life of Pi with Henrik Jensen

Henrik Jensen began the second season of Science on Screen with a thoughtful presentation on the role of narrative. As well as organising information plausibly and consistently, a narrative’s most important function Read more

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Science on Screen: The Social Network

Last week saw the final screening from the first series of LML’s ‘Science on Screen’ collaboration with the Barbican Theatre, with the 2010 film The Social Network which chronicled the formation of Facebook Read more