“Onkalo must last 100,000 years, but nothing built by man has lasted nearly a tenth of that timespan.”
“The design, the construction, and the implementation has to be done so that no knowledge is necessary for the future, so that it can be safe in case people lose the knowledge.”
‘Into Eternity’ is a feature-length documentary following the construction of the Onkalo Nuclear Waste Repository Facility, on the island of Olkiluoto, off the West coast of Finland. Described as a ‘deep geological repository’, it is the first of its kind in the world, and is destined to accommodate the final disposal of Finland’s spent nuclear fuel.
Check it out, its mesmerising!
A lovely short by Japanese director and animator Satoshi Kon, showing the mind catching up to the body in the moments after waking up. If this little film has piqued your curiosity, Every Frame a Painting has put together an enjoyable and concise study into his work and exquisite editing skills…
Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.
Available on Iplayer for the next 6 days:
“Dan Cruickshank explores the mysteries and secrets of the bridges that have made London what it is. He uncovers stories of bronze-age relics emerging from the Vauxhall shore, of why London Bridge was falling down, of midnight corpses splashing beneath Waterloo Bridge, and above all, of the sublime ambition of London’s bridge builders themselves.”
A classic BBC series about computing – this archive episode is from the time when Amstrad came out with the first really cheap home computer which sent shockwaves through the software industry. The last ten minutes on 32-bit graphics and animation is incredible…..
Adam Curtis is a documentary film-maker who uses film as a tool to comment on social and political history. He uses editing, found footage and voiceover to powerful effect in films such as “All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace”
He also has a great blog….