Considered one of the founders of complexity science, Ilya Prigogine was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1977 for his work on the thermodynamics of non-equilibrium systems. His seminal book, ‘Order Out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue with Nature’ (written with Isabelle Stengers) shows how the two great themes of classic science, order and chaos, which coexisted uneasily for centuries, are being reconciled in a new and unexpected synthesis. This interview, with Yiannis Zisis, was recorded in 2000.
ORLAN is an award-winning artist whose work incorporates medicine, science, technology, and often her own body — she was the first artist to use surgery as an artistic medium. Watch as performance artist ORLAN and scientist and innovator Rachel Armstrong have a conversation about the future of the human body. Find out how the collision of surgery and art sparks important questions about the future of the flesh.
The installation ‘Desire of Codes‘ by Seiko Mikami is designed to mimic the workings of human memory in our modern information society, as robotic sensors respond to the presence of visitors and mix together visual recordings from both the present and past.
Film Director, David Cronenberg, leads us into the future of human bio implants with BMC Labs.
Featuring: Natasha Vita-More: Body by design – An iteration for life ; Catherine Kerr: Mindfulness Starts With the Body – A View from the Brain ; Max More – Transhumanism and the Singularity ; Kevin Warwick – Cyborg Interfaces ; Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it ; Aubrey de Grey: Seeking immortality
Featuring Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second; Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light; Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light; Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons bulb; Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness
What is great filmmaking? In Light and Shadow. legendary cinematographers share their personal perspectives on what they do and what it means to them.
Double-slit diffraction is a corner stone of quantum mechanics. It illustrates key features of quantum mechanics: interference and the particle-wave duality of matter. Richard Feynman called the double slit experiment “a phenomenon which is impossible … to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery [of quantum mechanics],”
Light Motif, by Frederic Bonpapa, is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of Music for 18 Musicians – Section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be “seen”.
A beautiful, elegiac collection of sixty polaroid photographs by the late, great Soviet film director, Andrey Tarkovsky. Composed of sixty luminous polaroids taken by Andrey Tarkovsky in Russia and Italy between 1979 and 1984, Instant Light Tarkovsky Polaroids is a beautifully produced series of cameos from the director’s life, revealing him to be a master of the still as much as of the moving image.