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Vasari Centre/BIMI Digital Animation Series presents:

A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater, USA, 2006)

Friday 10 February 2017 18:00 – 21:00

Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD View Map

Tickets free, booking essential: Book here.

The Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) present the third session in an ongoing series of events, curated by Joel McKim and Esther Leslie, exploring multiple dimensions of digital animation.

Join us for a discussion of science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick and a screening of Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly (created through a computer assisted animation process known as "interpolated Rotoscoping"). Dr. James Burton (Goldsmiths Lecturer and author of The Philosophy of Science Fiction: Henri Bergson and the Fabulations of Philip K. Dick) and Dr. Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck Lecturer and co-editor of China Miéville: Critical Essays) will discuss how such themes as salvation and amnesia, love and reality, and divided selves play out in Dick’s 1977 work of paranoid fiction and in Linklater’s 2006 animated film version.


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