War Book

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War Book

War Book

26

2015

  War Book + Politics & Persuasion Panel   On a sunny Sunday afternoon in early August, Rich Pickings presented the British feature film War Book at a special event at London’s Picturehouse Central. The event included a panel discussion exploring the personal and political themes in the film – themes of persuasion, judgment and decision-making in groups.   The film, which was written by Jack Thorne and directed by Tom Harper, takes place over three days as nine civil […]

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Attention

19

2015

Upcoming event: Attention, Immersion and Psychocinematics   Filmmakers effectively use inherent natural human mechanisms of vision and cognition which, when studied, can allow scientists to better understand the brain.The psychological study of the relationship between cognition and films is called psychocinematics, and it aims to uncover new insights into science, while informing filmmaking and the development of new cinema technologies. To an external viewer a film audience might seem passive. However psychologists using techniques such as eye tracking observe that […]

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Persuasion

26

2015

War Book + Politics & Persuasion panel Sunday, August 9th, 4:00pm | Picturehouse Central, London W1D 7DH   Exploring the process of decision making from scientific, social and political perspectives. A preview screening of acclaimed feature film WAR BOOK followed by discussion with experts in psychology and politics, looking at how decisions are made and the impact that group and social dynamics bring to bear.   WAR BOOK | Dir: Tom Harper. UK. 2014. 95mins A chilling war game between a group of government […]

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Illuminate

02

2014

Illuminate at Cork Film Festival   We’re currently collaborating with Cork Film Festival to develop some fabulous science-film-art-and-discussion events for their 2015 festival. If you don’t want to wait a year though, we’d suggest you get over to Cork this month (12th – 15th November) for Illuminate, their film and discussion strand focusing on mental health. Building on the Battle for the Brain programme which was co-curated for the festival last year by Rich Pickings, Illuminate features films and discussion with […]

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Biotech

30

2014

Bioprinting, Babies and Nanotech Chat at Open City    Our Rewiring The Body event, originally programmed for Cork Film Festival, returned in a rebooted, expanded programme for Open City Docs Fest last week. The event explored ‘the intersection of technology and the flesh’ with a series of short films covering everything from plastic surgery to 3D printed prothetic limbs, from cyborgs to synthetic organs and from the imagined social hierarchy of future body augmentation to life-saving breakthroughs right now. The […]

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Nanotech

18

2014

Research Scientist Melissa Bovis joining Rewiring the Body   We’re very happy to announce that we’ll be joined at Friday’s Rewiring the Body event by Melissa Bovis, who will give an insight into the much-misunderstood world of nanotechnology. Melissa works as a Research Scientist at the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at University College London.  Upon completing her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry & Genetics at Leeds University in 2004 she carried out research at Imperial College London in the Department […]

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Supervenus

06

2014

We’re pleased to announce a new addition to our upcoming Rewiring the Body programme – Frederic Doazan’s award winning animation Supervenus. This film is a comic, gruesome look at perceived female beauty and the changes we impose on the natural body in an effort to meet this idea of perfection.  You can see the teaser below and the full film at the event. Supervenus (Teaser) from Frederic Doazan on Vimeo.  

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Rewiring the Body

23

2014

Ahead or our Rewiring The Body event at Open City Docs Fest, here are a few bits of reading and watching which might be of interest. More to be added over the next few weeks.   1. Practical Transhumanism: 5 Living Cyborgs: wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-09/04/cyborgs   2. All the Ways Nanotech Could Fix Our Bodies: fastcoexist.com/3030926/all-the-ways-nanotech-could-fix-our-bodies-in-the-future   3. Explore a wealth of beautiful rendered and imaginative explorations of the body’s interaction with technology through Lucy Mcrae’s work: lucymcrae.net   3. ‘Invasion of the Body Hackers’, […]

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CFF on VODO

22

2014

Cork Film Festival has launched its very first video on demand initiative in partnership with VODO, with seven shorts and seven features being retailed on a pay what you want basis, alongside bonus content. The package includes films screened as part of Rich Pickings’ events at the festival as well as Devil In The Room, as short film produced by Rich Pickings. The initiative has three tiers: Pay What you Want (four shorts including Devil In The Room as well […]

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Open City

08

2014

If you missed our Rewiring The Body event at Cork Film Festival last year, you can catch a rebooted version of it in June at Open City Docs Fest. We’ll be screening short documentary, fiction and experimental films which explore the intersection of technology and the body. From cyborgs to bionic eyes and from 3D printed exoskeletons to pain management through virtual reality, these films blur the borders between science and fiction as traditional boundaries of the body are crossed. […]

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