“We Grow Accustomed To The Dark”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film For HarvardX Directed By Hannah Jacobs (2015)

“We Grow Accustomed To The Dark – Poetry Of Perception” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For HarvardX “Fundamentals of Neuroscience” Online Courses Featuring Poem by Emily Dickinson Directed by Hannah Jacobs.

Animated and Directed by:  Hannah Jacobs

Sound and Music by:  Oswald Skillbard 
Produced by: Nadja Oertelt 
Narration by: Anna Martine
Edited by: Alice Truemen
We Grow Accustomed To The Dark Cinematic Poem Short Film For HarvardX Directed by Hannah Jacobs in 2015

Words by:  Emily Dickinson

“An eight-part series (vimeo.com/channels/972301) on representations of perception and sensation made for fundamentalsofneuroscience.com…”Both artists and scientists strive, even if in different ways, toward the goal of discovering new uniformities or lawful regularities.” Hermann Helmholtz”

“We Grow Accustomed To The Dark” by Emily Dickinson

We grow accustomed to the Dark –
When Light is put away –
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp
To witness her Good bye –

A Moment – We Uncertain step
For newness of the night –
Then – fit our Vision to the Dark –
And meet the Road – erect –

And so of larger – Darknesses –
Those Evenings of the Brain –
When not a Moon disclose a sign –
Or Star – come out – within –

The Bravest – grope a little –
And sometimes hit a Tree
Directly in the Forehead –
But as they learn to see –

Either the Darkness alters –
Or something in the sight
Adjusts itself to Midnight –
And Life steps almost straight.

View other videos in the series below:
Websites:  http://www.hellohannahjacobs.com/#!harvard/ebax3
http://harvardx.harvard.edu/mcb801x-mcb802x-fundamentals-neuroscience

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