More Peculiar Design Fiction Film

A recent post by @bruces sent me into a squirrel hole this morning, smoking out this NANOYOU project and its various techniques for helping people —particularly young people it seems, which is to say..the future — what the heck nanotech is. The one above is described thus:

An introduction to the strange new world of Nanoscience, narrated by Stephen Fry.

This film is non-commercial and funded by the EC for the NANOYOU project – – an education portal about all things nano.

This film was produced by Tom Mustill for the NANOYOU Project as a resource for young people, teachers and anyone interested to get a quick introduction to Nanoscience. Please feel free to download, embed it and pass it on!

The film was mainly shot at and with the assistance of the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge and features researchers involved in exploring the world of Nano.


This other one via @bruces ( depicting a neo-gangster noir pulling genre conventions from, like..*shrug* — All The President’s Men deep-throat-y vibes, CSI lab-geek-as-hero sensibilities, and tweeked out Minority Report gesturing on subway windows. A curious exploration with lots of Hockney-esque collage of little moments from films and what looks like 1980s adverts of the-future-is-the-printed-circuit-board whip-pans of surface mount electronics and reflections in lab goggles. Lovely, too.

Tramway Fantome

By Alexandre Simeray and Mehdi Brahamia

This film was made in the context of the NANOYOU project.

Scenario: Story of industrial espionage featuring an enigmatic, mysterious mode of transport that discredits banality.

Technology: Touch screen, augmented reality, creation of antimatter using special effects through a lens, nano-crystals, camera and 3D animation, sensor networks, positioning in existing networks.

Values: The desire to share the essence of our project in a more or less serious way. Our project is highly technical, to render it credibility without losing interest. This video is a prelude to the release of the project as if it would be an advertisement.