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A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011
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A commemoration: Raúl Ruiz died on this day in 2011

A short sequel to my last post, this time to commemorate Prof. Raúl Ruiz’s death 7 years ago today. Below we have new trailers for The Wandering Soap Opera, a film he shot in 1990 which is finally being released in Chilean cinemas on 6th September, and for his widow Valeria Sarmiento’s Mysteries of Lisbon prequel, … Continue reading

A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941
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A tribute and an invocation: Raúl Ruiz was #botd in 1941

The great, sadly missed filmmaker Raúl Ruiz was born 77 years ago today. Since his death in 2011, he has unfortunately been releasing fewer and fewer feature films. The most recent was The Wandering Soap Opera which finally premiered at Locarno last August to the customary mix of elation and puzzlement, before dipping from sight. As … Continue reading

Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck
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Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck

What follows is a sequel to my earlier post: Thursday 21 June: A panel on the top floor of the SDRL, held in conjunction with Taylor’s View from the Deck exhibition at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, brought together 4 women to share their perspectives on the oil and gas industries: Taylor herself, writer Esther Woolfson, Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie and, … Continue reading

Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE
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Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

The advent of the era of Big Data has highlighted a truism in scientific discovery: an inference is only as good as the data that underlie it. While it is tempting to believe that large, open-access data repositories are a recent invention, in fact scientific collections such as herbaria have been filling this purpose for … Continue reading

Dr Sarah Cook on “Media archaeology excavations – digging digital art” (1st November at 12:00, Duncan Rice Library, room 224)
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Dr Sarah Cook on “Media archaeology excavations – digging digital art” (1st November at 12:00, Duncan Rice Library, room 224)

Research Seminar Dr Sarah Cook (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design)   Abstract In its early days, intermedia and information-based arts often found their own means of presentation and reception, from small artist-led networks, publications, servers and databases, to ad hoc temporary installations. Many of these are at risk of being lost in the mists of time, while … Continue reading

Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee
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Picturing Science reading group on Paul Klee

The reading group Picturing Science is back on Tuesday, October 10th at 1pm in New King’s 15. We shall be discussing Paul Klee “On Modern Art”, an intriguing reading suggested by Marc Higgin (School of Social Science, University of Aberdeen) and Anne Douglas (Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University). Please click on the link … Continue reading