Here comes the screen sci­ence

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - By Don­ald Clarke

TAKE HEED, boffins: the UCD Imag­ine Sci­ence Film Fes­ti­val is cur­rently tak­ing place in Dublin. Touch­ing down in the Light House, the Sugar Club, the Sci­ence Gallery and the Fac­tory, the event will find space for such clas­sics as Ge­orges Melies’ La Voy­age dans la Lune, Jac­ques Tati’s M. Hu­lot’s Hol­i­day and – play­ing in Meet­ing House Square – An­drei Tarkovsky’s still un­touch­able So­laris. You can also catch a glimpse of the durable – though sci­en­tif­i­cally du­bi­ous – pulp hor­ror Dono­van’s Brain. We are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in the trib­ute to Alan Tur­ing, the late, much mis­used pi­o­neer of dig­i­tal think­ing. Prof Brian Greene of Columbia Univer­sity will dis­cuss the great man be­fore a screen­ing of The Cre­ator, a film on Tur­ing, at The Light House on July 13th.

Our good friends at Dark­light will be bring­ing their own class of ed­u­cated mad­ness to pro­ceed­ings with a col­lab­o­ra­tion en­ti­tled (with per­fect sym­me­try) Art in Sci­ence/Sci­ence in Art.

That strand in­tro­duces us to the Sci-Lens Yurodny En­sem­ble. Kick­ing off at The Fac­tory to­mor­row, this spe­cial evening event fea­tures a world leader in the field of com­puter mu­sic, Dan Tru­man, a lap­top orches­tra and the nine ex­cep­tional mu­si­cians of the Yurodny En­sem­ble. Sounds for­mi­da­ble. You can also catch the great James Wat­son, co-dis­cov­erer of DNA, at a screen­ing of the fine 1987 TV drama The Race for the Dou­ble He­lix. ucdimag­i­ne­science.ie

An­drei Tarkovsky’s So­laris

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