Science in Film

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Dutch Internatinal Science Film Festival takes place between 4- 8 november 2015 in Nijmegen. See for all information the website of the festival. 

Brainwash Festival

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Brainwash Festival in Amsterdam: On 24 October 2015, twelve hourse of immersion in a sea of thoughts and ideas. In all theaters around the Nes. Programma information of the website van Brainwash Festival. In Dutch: met o.a. in de Brakke Grond Marita Mathijsen, Wouter Kusters en Patricia Pisters over waanzin in de letteren, de filosofie en op het scherm. 

The Magic of Cinema to Unlock one Man's Coma-bound World

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An Alfred Hitchcock filmhelped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling. Read this amazing story on the BBC website

Histories of Violence

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Brad Evans' insightful website Histories of Violence for explorations of all dimensions of violence.

Dance of the Neurons

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Jody Oberfelder's wonderful Dance of the Neurons on Vimeo

Splendid Red Desert

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Between 12 September and 17 January an exhibition and retrospective on Michelangelo Anonioni's masterpieces of cinema in EYE. Including one of the most beautiful films of modern film history: Red Desert (1964). Breathtaking brain chemistry of colors of the industrial world. As Antonioni says to Godard in an interview in Cahiers du Cinema in 1964: 'In Red Desert the emotions are taken for granted.. Giuliana's crisis is buried deep inside her; it's almost imperceptible. ... Even though we don't realize it, our lives are dominated by industry. And by 'industry' I don't just mean the factories themselves but also their products. They are all over our houses, made of plastic materials that, up to a few years ago, were totally unknown. They are brightly colored, and they chase after us everywhere. They haunt us from the advertisements, which appeal ever more subtly to our psychology, to our subconscious. I would go as far as to say that, by setting the story of Red Desert in the world of factories, I have gotten to the source of that crisis that, like a river, collects together a thousand tributaries and then bursts out into a delta, overflowing its banks and drowning everything.... I think that if we learn to adapt ourselves to the new techniques of life, perhaps than we will find new solutions to our problems.'