In Celebration of Inventions
December 2019

A spark of insight! A concept seen in a flash of premonitory clarity! A creation that overtakes and remakes society! Few aspects of the scientific process capture the imagination quite like the invention of something wholly new. There's a dynamism even in the word itself: it suggests a sudden overwhelming breakthrough and practically demands the finality of an exclamation point. If this cultural conception of the "Eureka!" moment persists at the expense of the less thrilling reality that most technology advances by incremental hard work, it still captures something significant: that once a pivotal creation or convenience enters our lives, even if by years of slow progress, it creates a sense of critical advancement in retrospect. Soon, it's hard to even imagine life before the light bulb, the radio, the internal combustion engine, aeroplane flight, the home computer, the modem, fidget spinner, the hoverboard. And by this, the unitary act of invention maintains it mythic status in our pop-scientific narratives.

The Misinventions of Milo Weatherby

by Bill Whirity
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The Last Flight of Hubert Le Blon

by Koldo Almandoz
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Marius Borodine

by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
FILM

Hoverboard

by Sydney Freeland
FILM

Fleurs Sauvages (Savage Flowers)

by Guillaume Massart
FILM

The Tesla World Light

by Matthew Rankin
FILM

Bonne nuit Albertine

by Charlotte Arene
FILM

Forest Paths

by Michiel Van Bakel
FILM

I Saw the Future

by François Vautier
FILM

Teslamania

by Joel Schlemowitz
FILM

Reanimation! ep.4 - Tools of Our Own

by Nadja Oertelt
FILM

Information Superhighway

by Mat Nelson
FILM

The Age of Invention

by Albert Kish
FILM

Home Cooked Music

by Mike Maryniuk
FILM

Heliotropism of the Future

by Hadrien Téqui
FILM

INVENTION!

by Loren S. Miller
FILM

Ohm

by Santiago Menghini
FILM

Irinyi

by Nikol Cibulya
FILM

The Balgonie Birdman

by Brian Duchscherer
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The Secret Life of Trees

by Albert Maysles
FILM

Maybe Palermo or what E100304 is all about

by Luzi Katamay
FILM

Film ist. (1-12)

by Gustav Deutsch
FILM

MODERN No.2

by Mirai Mizue
FILM

Litterbugs

by Peter Stanley Ward
FILM

Muybridge's Disobedient Horses

by Anna Vasof
FILM

Down to Earth

by Anna Vasof
FILM

Machines

by Jeremias Altmann
FILM

Re-Writing Life

by Kelly Nyks
FILM

Under The Skin

by Miao Wang
FILM

Azurite

by Maud Garnier
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Icare

by Nicolas Boucart
FILM

Ghostcode

by AUDINT
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Oramics: Atlantis Anew

by Aura Satz
FILM

15 Corners of the World

by Zuzanna Solakiewicz
FILM
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