The first Imagine Science film festival in Paris opens this week, with screenings around the city at Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (ESPGG), La Paillasse, Institut Curie, and Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS) (Campus Jussieu).
Thursday’s opening night shorts program theme is “Chimaeras”, and the idea of hybrids in many senses of the word, from the classic genetic sense — here, pets with our own DNA or engineered as warnings to the future – or in other forms: the biological merging with the digital or the shifting landscapes of the anthropocene era.
Friday’s first short film program theme is on Bio/Tech Systems, highlighting shorts that travel through complex workings from the natural to the unnatural worlds, from exoplanetary ecological cycles to a point beyond the Singularity.
Other themes the short film programs will be exploring include “Laboratory Stories”, “Animating Physics”, and “Liminal Territories”.
On Saturday, there will also be an art exhibit, “SciArt Exhibit: Empirical Portraits” featured in the ESPGG gallery. These close observations of the human and natural worlds will run throughout the festival, filling out the unique ecosystem inhabited by the screenings and talks that make up the rest of the weekend.
See the full schedule and details of the presented films here: http://imaginesciencefilms.org/paris/schedule/