Author Archives: carlamackinnon

EMERGE at East End Film Festival

In June this year, East End Film Festival hosted its second edition of EMERGE, a day of talks and discussion around the convergence of film and digital, at the Barbican Centre. I was lucky to be tasked with co-hosting the day, and so got to see the brilliant range of speakers who contributed to the event. Here […]

Death, madness and amorphous blobs at the Congress for Curious People

With promises of dancing fleas, ectoplasm, exorcism and Jesus’ foreskin, the 2013 Congress for Curious People’s closing event – a two day symposium on the theme of ‘spectacle’ – offered a juicy programme. The Congress is the London edition of an event held annually at the Coney Island Museum in the US, a series of lectures, […]

Mysteries, conspiracies and new world orders at Nine Worlds Geekfest

Last weekend I journeyed up to Geekfest Nine Worlds Conference to present the short film Devil In The Room as part of The Skeptic Magazine’s strand at the conference. I showed the film and discussed it alongside Dan Denis, researcher for the Sleep Paralysis Project. Dan offered an in-depth tour of the history, science and latest research around […]

Making Tracks

Making Tracks is a new talent showcase which screens original short film with new, live scores, created and performed by the Cabinet of Living Cinema.  In July, Making Tracks returned for an XL (extra live!) event, which showcased not only re-scored shorts but also live visual sets by moving image artists, presented alongside improvised soundtracks […]

TEDxCERN

Not content with crossing the borders of human understanding of the fabric of the space and time by smashing subatomic particles together in order to reconstruct what happened in the first trillionth of a second after the big bang, those clever guys and girls at the European Centre of Nuclear Research (CERN) have also found […]

The Sleep Paralysis Project

“I looked at my right arm and willed it to move. I commanded it to move. It stayed put. When I tried to sit up or rollover nothing happened. I panicked. On the inside I was a twisting fury, but the shell of my body remained motionless. I gave up the struggle, overwhelmed by an […]

The Art of Science

In November, Rich Pickings teamed up with Underwire Festival to present an evening of science shorts and discussion. Underwire festival is dedicated to showcasing films made with women in key production roles. This event, which was supported by Wellcome Trust, screened a selection of some of Wellcome’s short film commissions by female practitioners. What really […]