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Almost Midnight

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Scifi noir feature film portraying the complexity of a modern Caribbean city where Juan Carlos’ accidental time travel challenges his perception and strength.

 

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forgetomori » Time Traveler Caught in Museum Photo?

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“Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. 1941 (?)” It’s the short description for the photograph shown at the virtual Bralorne...

 

Is our perception altered by our environment?

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The Singularity and Its Discontents

The Singularity and Its Discontents | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it

The concept of “the Singularity,” a moment in the not-too-distant future when we will manage to create superhuman intelligence, either in machine form or by augmenting our own brains with biotechnology, is particularly effective at inspiring this kind of technophobia or technophilic zealotry. Mathematician and Science Fiction author Vernor Vinge coined the term in a 1993 article – analogizing our inability to envision a post-A.I. world to modern physics’ inability to explain what happens at the center of a black hole. In the hands of Futurist Ray Kurzweil and friends, the Singularity has evolved into an inspirational movement with its own Institute and University, both dedicated to hastening the coming of the big event and ensuring that its outcomes are beneficial – rather than disastrous – for mankind.


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Free Film Noir Movies | Open Culture

Free Film Noir Movies | Open Culture | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it
During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction.
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Light speed: Flying into fantasy

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The odds are that Cern researchers seeing faster-than-light travel have made some error - but what if they have not?
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Three Dimensional Universe

David Barwacz (2003) argues with five arguments that the universe can be defined through three spatial dimensions, excluding the commonly accepted fourth dimension, time.

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it
Science | Time is the most used noun in the English language, yet it remains a mystery.
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Afghanistan 2050

Charles Cameron talks about a present and a branch we follow to the future.

 

"You Westerners have your watches, but we Taliban have time."

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Film Noir of the Week

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Do you need inspiration for tonights movie? The blog 'Noir of the Week' proposed a new film noir each week, with extensive information about the director, the movie and the making off.

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NOVA | Carl Sagan Ponders Time Travel

NOVA | Carl Sagan Ponders Time Travel | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it
Is it possible? See what Sagan had to say about wormholes, the grandfather paradox, and the nature of time itself.
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Wired's interview with Blade Runner director Ridley Scott

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Lancaster University professor Jamaluddin Bin Aziz argues that as science fiction has evolved and expanded, it has fused with other film genres such as gothic thrillers and film noir. When science fiction integrates film noir elements, Bin Aziz calls the resulting hybrid form 'future noir',  a form which: "... encapsulates a postmodern encounter with generic persistence, creating a mixture of irony, pessimism, prediction, extrapolation, bleakness and nostalgia."

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A Brief History of Time by Errol Morris

The sound and picture are poor, but the entirety of Errol Morris' A Brief History of Time is available on YouTube.

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Abandoned ‘Cold War City’

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In Wiltshire, England, 120ft below the surface, lies Burlington, aka Cold War City - the 35 acre subterranean complex built in the 1950s to house the (Abandoned ‘Cold War City’ http://t.co/vFpIbvMA...
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Noir

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The festival was over and the boys were all planning for a fall
The cabaret was quiet except for the drilling in the wall
The curfew had been lifted and the gambling wheel shut down
Anyone with any sense had already left town
He was standing in the doorway looking like the Jack of Hearts

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La Jetée (English subtitles) [part 1/2] (Chris Marker, 1962)

Part 1 of Chris Marker's masterpiece, the inspiration for Terry Gilliam's Twelve Monkeys. A powerful and mesmerizing work of art that is a reflection on time...
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Ella Fitzgerald - Round Midnight

Ella Fitzgerald sings "Round Midnight". Piano: Oscar Peterson Bass: Ray Brown Drums: Ed Thigpen Composer: Thelonious Monk (UK, 1961) It begins to tell, round...
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Film Noir (film genre) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Film Noir (film genre) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it
film noir (film genre), style of filmmaking characterized by elements such as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and an underlying existentialist philosophy.
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Film Noir Lighting Techniques

This demonstration video helps explain the concepts behind our favorite film style. Well demonstrated and to the point.

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Society of Amateur Time Travelers Historical Updates for 16 November

Society of Amateur Time Travelers Historical Updates for 16 November | Almost Midnight | Scoop.it

Hark! We are the Society of Amateur Time Travelers. We strive not only to observe history in the making, but to right any wrongs that transcend the boundaries of time, and of course those perpetrated by nefarious rival time travelers. Should a Society member alter history, we will fix that alteration for the good of humanity.

 

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