The Microcinescope

The Microcinescope is a unique digital experience at the intersection of microscopy and cinema.

The idea to create the world’s smallest cinema came from my musings with micro-organisms and trying to capture their movements on film. Together with my colleague and Scissors co-founder, Thomas Marcusson, we filmed tiny aquatic pond critters Hydra and Daphnia using this microcinescope technology: a tiny screen embedded inside a microscope for audiences to peek at.

The results were astonishing. The films captured rich activity unknown to the naked eye. I then adapted these films into moving wallpapers, and the installation was exhibited several times across Sydney, in festivals like Vivid and the Sydney Fringe Festival (2010).

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