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

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

May Fest Director’s Cut: Mark Adams, Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival
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May Fest Director’s Cut: Mark Adams, Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival

Please join us for a special May Fest edition of Director’s Cut this Sunday: FVC’s Paul Flaig will be talking with Mark Adams, the Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world oldest continually running film festival! They’ll be discussing the history of EIFF, Mark’s festival encounters with Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Carlyle and others, … Continue reading

Screening & Discussion: Beyond Horizons, with its curator and filmmakers on Monday March 20th
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Screening & Discussion: Beyond Horizons, with its curator and filmmakers on Monday March 20th

Please join us for a screening and discussion of Beyond Horizons (2017) with its directors on Monday, 20 March 2017, 18:00-20:00 in MacRobert 051. Beyond Horizons is programme of short films by artists questioning the governance of natural resources in Northern Norway and the High North. Approaching a range of issues from different and unfamiliar … Continue reading

Scripts, Performances, Monuments and Encounters: The Public Culture of 20th Century Science through its Media
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Scripts, Performances, Monuments and Encounters: The Public Culture of 20th Century Science through its Media

In collaboration with  the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Department of Film and Visual Culture is pleased to announce the seminar below: Tim Boon (Head of Research & Public History, Science Museum Group London) 4 to 6 pm, Thursday 23 March, Taylor A36 Abstract: In this presentation, I will … Continue reading