VIEW Filmmaking Workshops for Local School Pupils
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VIEW Filmmaking Workshops for Local School Pupils

Back in March, The George Washington Wilson Centre held a two-day filmmaking workshop for school pupils aged 16+ from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire at the University of Aberdeen’s Media Lab. The pupils had one week to plan, shoot, and edit a short 1-5 minute film that would be shown at the University’s May Festival. The workshop … Continue reading

George Washington Wilson Centre VIEW events at the May Festival, 24-26 May
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George Washington Wilson Centre VIEW events at the May Festival, 24-26 May

The School’s George Washington Wilson Centre for Visual Culture is proud to present its VIEW programme of events at this year’s University May Festival on 24-26 May. Please see below for a full list of events being organised by GWW Centre members, in chronological order, including a round-table to accompany two exhibitions at the Suttie … Continue reading

Visualising Revolution losses and a win
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Visualising Revolution losses and a win

Along with congratulating students on their exams, I would like to share the three losses and one win which we didn’t always have time to discuss as the course progressed. 26 January – composer Michel Legrand, lost two days after our lecture on Cleo from 5 to 7, for which he wrote the music to “Sans … Continue reading

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