Presenting the “Scientific Fiction” Issue of Labocine

Sometimes the stories suggested by facts can be stranger than the wildest fiction.

Mars Desert Research Station #2 [MDRS], Mars Society, San Rafael Swell, Utah, U.S.A 2008 by Vincent Fournier

Science fiction promises much — endless possibilities for thought and invention at the furthest edges of our imaginations. And while many wonderful science fictions do just that, the genre is also all too often reduced to a vehicle for special effects and pyrotechnics.

Thus, we propose “Scientific Fiction,” a genre that aims broadly to inspire and provoke reflection on the scientific world and the edges of knowledge. These films may furnish robots and space shuttles, and plots as impressive as anything in traditional sci-fi, but they also probe into deeper regions of interrogation into our world, ourselves, and our future.

Sometimes the stories suggested by facts can be stranger than the wildest fiction.

Science fiction promises much — endless possibilities for thought and invention at the furthest edges of our imaginations. And while many wonderful science fictions do just that, the genre is also all too often reduced to a vehicle for special effects and pyrotechnics. And so, we propose “Scientific Fiction”, a genre that aims broadly to inspire and provoke reflection on the scientific world and the edges of knowledge. These films may furnish robots and space shuttles, and plots as impressive as anything in traditional sci-fi, but they also probe into deeper regions of interrogation into our world, ourselves, and our future. Sometimes the stories suggested by facts can be stranger than the wildest fiction.

Issue Cover

Mars Desert Research Station #2 [MDRS], Mars Society, San Rafael Swell, Utah, U.S.A 2008 by Vincent Fournier

This photograph is part of The Space Project series reflects Vincent Fournier’s fascination for Space exploration through an archive of the most significant space complexes, facilities, and experiences from all over the world and all kind of organizations.


The 19 Films of “Scientific Fictions”

2026

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#PostModem

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BioFlanneur

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BioFlaneur takes on board the important and emerging topic of personal bio-privacy in the era of big data, social networking and hackers.

Flesh Computer

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I Remember Nothing

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In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

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In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity.

Oscillation

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Quanticare

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Seed

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Blue Eyed Me

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This is the world of the 99-cent lifeform. Like a social media profile or an online shopping list tailored to our hobbies, we collect genetically modified pets, engineered to look like their owners. You are not unique; this is the post-personal economy.

Kawada: The Man Machine

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The Man Machine’ film features some of the latest robot technology interacting with humans and the built environment.

Arco de choque (Bow shock)

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The Signal and the Noise

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The Pyramidical Science

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A description of the decay of mountains in connection to the end of cosmos. Man is described in a geological timescale; they are alien visitors.

Perfect 46

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Lena’s Complicated Machine

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Three years after her partner’s untimely death, Dr. Lena Thierry, a neuroengineer, has been unable to move on. After years of research and development, she attempts to upload his consciousness into a computer software program.

Lazarov

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Refusing to accept the decline of the USSR, a handful of Russian scientists working secretly to resurrect the Soviet power. Here are some new images of the mysterious program Lazarov.

900 seconds

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The mysterious stranger suddenly appears in the laboratory. He strikes scientists with dismay, but even more surprised himself — he had not planned to be here.


ABOUT LABOCINE

Labocine is a new platform for extraordinary films from the science new wave. From lab footage to documentary to fiction, Labocine aspires to become one of the largest and most diverse platforms for science cinema worldwide.

On the first Tuesday of each month, Labocine releases a surgically curated issue of films connected by a theme. Issues are organized in an interactive network-viewing experience, branching out as interconnected nodes from the central theme — a phylogenetic tree of movies and ideas.

Part archive, part curated program, part experiment, Labocine challenges the way you understand, interpret, and appreciate scientific ideas.

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