Films in this programme

#073 Systematic Review

Curated by Ani Kehayova.

Ani created this programme in 2019 as part of her internship at IMPAKT, inspired by the IMPAKT Panorama programme 'On the Shoulders of Giants' from 2009.

A valuable trait of the human species is our ability to collect, systematize, constantly upgrade and distribute information for the purpose of creating knowledge. One manifestation of this ability is the development of science.

Science as we know it today has grown to be a very powerful and complex systematic enterprise with the potential to actively shape our understanding of the world, shift paradigms and redefine the future of our species. Hence comes the serious demand to constantly and critically re-evaluate its structure and function. This includes questioning the authority of scientific methods as well as the values that this system promotes. The dominant system of science as is currently practiced globally, originated in Western Europe. It can be criticized for promulgating Western values and not taking cultural differences into account. Uniformity in methods and understandings might sound beneficial for global development, however, is it also possible that its effects on human knowledge and diversity can be impairing? Today a process of democratization of knowledge, largely fueled by the emergence of the internet, is facilitating that more people participate in this discourse. Free and easy access to information, not bound to institutions has enabled a confluence of the roles of specialists and the public, both as contributors to the human project of knowledge cultivation.

Films in this programme

Emma Verhoeven
(NL 2018, 05:03 mins)
Nero explores the (re)construction of memories in a digital age. While a classics professor recalls the image of an ancient political...
Nina Yuen
(US 2014, 5:19 mins)
In Raymond, an intimate film about the relationship between the artist and her father, Yuen indirectly sketches a picture of her...
Pure Difference
Byron Peters
(CA 2018, 21:45 mins)
Pure Difference asks us "What is a number?" It is the debut episode in Anti-Racist Mathematics and Other Stories, a series of learning...
Secret Machine
Reynold Reynolds
(DE 2009, 10:36 mins)
In Secret Machine a woman is subjected to Muybridge’s motion studies. She is treated in the same fashion as in the original Muybridge...
Hypno Project
Doug Fishbone
(UK 2009, 12:55 mins)
This work examines how people react to stimuli under the influence of hypnosis. I was interested to see how an audience would respond to...
The Centrifuge Brain Project
Till Nowak
(DE 2011, 06:36 mins)
The “Centrifuge Brain Project” gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides. It is about our sometimes...
Website by HOAX Amsterdam