Part of Series

Black Rain (Semiconductor, UK 2009) screening in THE CINEMA OF TURBULENT TRANSMISSIONS


Brisbane, Australia


Part of Wireless Imagination
Where State Library of Queensland
Date Saturday, 7 November 2009

Douglas Kahn introduces and discusses solar noise and electrical turbulence illustrating his ideas with some recent and historical film favourites.


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