THE MARY SHELLEY INSTITUTE

A unique school of concept art and philosophy

Within the Frankenstein Center, the Mary SHELLEY Institute consists in the articulation of two teaching and research centers, perfectly complementary, offering a high level training in Art and Philosophy.

The mandate of the Institute is to provide world-class training for the entertainment and video game industry. Both beginners and professional designers, animators and developers can benefit from the Institute’s curriculum, which will emphasise on solid coaching in the techniques of special effects. A teaching program of the advanced studies in the domains of figurative visual arts (art history, anatomy, drawing, academic and digital sculpture) will be offered as well.
This highly technical teaching is supplemented by specific philosophy courses, adapted to the professional project of each student.

ATOMOS

The Mary SHELLEY Institute hosts the Atomos laboratory, an interdisciplinary / international research laboratory focused on the issues, consequences and perspectives of the ever more complex interdependence of the arts, sciences and philosophy, through the understanding of the constant progress of the technology as well as the indefinite growth of augmented reality.

EIDÔLON

The Institute owns a VFX production studio, the Studio Eidôlon, where students can be in direct contact with the professional world to understand its requirements and constraints, while making the best use of the educational space such as the auditorium of Motion Capture.
Fully integrated with the Center and in close contact with the school aforementioned, Studio Eidôlon develops projects on traditional media (films, books) and immersive VR type (virtual reality) or HoloLens, and works internationally with large companies in the field of cinema, television, Internet and video games.
The Eidôlon Studio is not intended to compete with industry players but to serve as a link and support for them, so that they can, through the school, access a pool of talent and an exceptional infrastructure.

MOTION CAPTURE

The Mary SHELLEY Institute also has a Motion Capture room measuring 625 m2 and 12 meters in height, allowing its students to access a large number of technologies used by production studios such as the Mocap Hybride, the shooting on blue screen, large format VR, etc. The exceptional dimensions of this room make it a privileged tool opening a very wide range of activities in the field concerned.

THE CONTROL TOWER

The Mary SHELLEY Institute is also the control center of the Frankenstein Center; it guarantees effective coordination of all parts of the Center.
It contains the administrative and management teams of the Center, the Office of the General Management of the Center, the secretariat of the School of Art & Philosophy, the secretariat of the research laboratory, a Bureau dedicated to the programming of major events of the Center: international conferences, seminars, master classes, artistic and scientific festivals, annual economic forum (connecting students with the entrepreneurship sector), but also the conventions, the convention of the comics, the contests, the festival, and the events of the Nursery, etc.

The Mary SHELLEY Institute is a true university of arts and sciences. It establishes relationships with local and foreign universities and positions itself, at the international level, as the school offering the widest and most comprehensive training in the field of philosophy and digital and classical arts adapted to the industry of entertainment.

FOCUS

  • 1515 m2 of teaching space spread over 3 levels
  • The Motion Capture Room 625 m2 x 12 m STUDIO VFX MOTION CAPTURE: MOCAP
    HYBRID, LIGHT FIELD EXTRACTION, PHYSICAL FX, STUNT WORK, ETC.
  • 1956 m2 of student housing and guest apartments
  • Auditorium, media archive, library, conference rooms,
  • Restaurant, cafeterias, projection room
  • The studio Eidôlon: A production studio in VFX.
  • The Atomos laboratory: the interdependence between Art, Science, and Philosophy

THE MUSEUM SPACE / 9000 m2

The Architecture of Man


Today, the degree of sophistication of technology and special effects is such that there is nothing that cannot be imagined to amaze the general public.
The Frankenstein Center incorporates three important museum space to present what has been described as «Human’s inner movement of expansion».
It is an exceptional journey that offers the visitor an extremely complex animated vision of the birth of the universe, with the formation of matter, then of the appearance of the first life, to lead to the fascinating adventure of the human body, to his inner Adventure, to his eternal journey.

THE FRANKENSTEIN SPACE
THE CONTINUUM
THE ERA OF ETERNITY

These museums will explain the “Human’s inner movement of expansion”. from the perspective of popular culture. Here, cinema, video games, fantasy literature, animation, Manga, graphic novels and mythological archetypes speak to us and draw us into a fantastic journey.

THE FRANKENSTEIN SPACE / 3000 m2

The past predicts the future

At the heart of the museum of the Frankenstein Space, we find a reconstruction of the laboratory of Victor Frankenstein that vertically intersects the building. The aim of this fascinating structure is to allow the visitors to witness the most daring deed in the history of humankind, to fully envision it and finally observe the Creature as he wakes up…. and escapes!

The interior of the museum resembles the industrial architecture of the 19th century.
Dedicated to the life and work of Mary Shelley, the Frankenstein Space takes the visitors back to the most distant ages of the past, dating back as far as the first human trace found on a rock fragment, till the time of Mary Shelley and her extraordinary literary adventure.

Mary SHELLEY’s novel paves the way for a reflection on the future of the world and spells out countless topics and issues that will soon be addressed through science, culture and art in all its forms.

The Frankenstein Space explores the scientific, technological, artistic and cultural sequels of this work, as well as the social impact it has had on the society of its time.

In the end, it is a whole period that reveals the museum; the 18th and 29th centuries, a strange and mysterious era, straddling eras still close to magical thought and a nascent modernity that foreshadows with force — in its wildest dreams and fears — the times we live today.

THE CONTINUUM / 3000 m2

The present, a great dream is born


The museum of the Continuum focuses on the period of a hundred years starting with the birth of cinema until the present day.

When walking into the museum, visitors are surrounded by a fascinating futurist decor replicating the world of fantasy and science fiction as depicted in the first part of the 20th century, not far from the modern city landscape of today.
The general public stroll through an impressive palace, characterised by monumental avant-garde architecture, that represents the upper levels of an massive complex in the midst of a futurist urban sprawl, where the most daring of modernity coexists with the most impoverished areas in the age of overpopulation.

Massive, high-rise towers, sombre shanty towns crushed in poverty, endless urban horizons with columns of smoke and reddish skies swarming with flying vehicles, are all part of popular imagination at the beginning of this troubled 21st century.

THE ERA OF ETERNITY / 3000 m2

The future, from dreamed body to augmented body


The museum of the Era of Eternity is dedicated to the future and is divided into two main visiting sectors: the Dreamed Future and the Appropriate Future.

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus was first published in 1818; Nearly 200 years later, what is narrated in the first science-fiction novel of world literature is now conceivable. Indeed, Never before have science and technology reached such heights.
For the first time in human history, we can trigger our own evolution. The first chapters of a fascinating era are now being written and the museum of the Era of Eternity assumes its role as this era’s narrator.

Having just walked off the Continuum, the visitors have conceived a future that is dark and ominous, as reflected in the productions in popular culture during the transition from the 20th to the 21st century. With the setting of the Era of Eternity, the visitors enter a temple dedicated to humanity, a space of clarity and equilibrium that will enable them to discover a stunning city of the future, a projection of how positive thinking in science, technology and philosophy allow today’s human beings to glimpse and imagine.

IMPORTANT

Indeed, it is important for the Frankenstein Center to offer a positive vision of the future and a bright image bearing hope. At the same time, the Center encourages the visitors to be aware of and open to the huge challenges ahead, which only a strong, serene, educated, and caring mind could and should take on.

In a setting of an interactive journey entirely engineered and immersed in the scenographic and multimedia universes with the use of virtual reality and augmented reality technology, visitors are guided towards a special experience that projects them into the past, back to the present time and to the future.

Visitors are prompted to participate fully in order to be an actor in the full sense of the word, instead of being a passive bystander waiting for abstract ideas to be revealed.

These Museums can also be visited virtually on the Internet. The breathtaking digital routes interact strongly with traditional physical tours; a digital tour complementing a physical tour, thereby contributing to the discovery of the whole museum space, and rendering an individualistic moment of extraordinary experience.

The museums are continually updated, as science seems to evolve more rapidly than the dreams that generate it. The sum total of these museums represents to the world a unique and prestigious complex dedicated to the discovery and study of what has been defined as the “Architecture of Man”.

THE MARY SHELLEY INSTITUTE

A unique school of concept art and philosophy

Within the Frankenstein Center, the Mary SHELLEY Institute consists in the articulation of two teaching and research centers, perfectly complementary, offering a high level training in Art and Philosophy.

The mandate of the Institute is to provide world-class training for the entertainment and video game industry. Both beginners and professional designers, animators and developers can benefit from the Institute's curriculum, which will emphasise on solid coaching in the techniques of special effects. A teaching program of the advanced studies in the domains of figurative visual arts (art history, anatomy, drawing, academic and digital sculpture) will be offered as well.
This highly technical teaching is supplemented by specific philosophy courses, adapted to the professional project of each student.

ATOMOS

The Mary SHELLEY Institute hosts the Atomos laboratory, an interdisciplinary / international research laboratory focused on the issues, consequences and perspectives of the ever more complex interdependence of the arts, sciences and philosophy, through the understanding of the constant progress of the technology as well as the indefinite growth of augmented reality.

EIDÔLON

The Institute owns a VFX production studio, the Studio Eidôlon, where students can be in direct contact with the professional world to understand its requirements and constraints, while making the best use of the educational space such as the auditorium of Motion Capture.
Fully integrated with the Center and in close contact with the school aforementioned, Studio Eidôlon develops projects on traditional media (films, books) and immersive VR type (virtual reality) or HoloLens, and works internationally with large companies in the field of cinema, television, Internet and video games.
The Eidôlon Studio is not intended to compete with industry players but to serve as a link and support for them, so that they can, through the school, access a pool of talent and an exceptional infrastructure.

MOTION CAPTURE

The Mary SHELLEY Institute also has a Motion Capture room measuring 625 m2 and 12 meters in height, allowing its students to access a large number of technologies used by production studios such as the Mocap Hybride, the shooting on blue screen, large format VR, etc. The exceptional dimensions of this room make it a privileged tool opening a very wide range of activities in the field concerned.

THE CONTROL TOWER

The Mary SHELLEY Institute is also the control center of the Frankenstein Center; it guarantees effective coordination of all parts of the Center.
It contains the administrative and management teams of the Center, the Office of the General Management of the Center, the secretariat of the School of Art & Philosophy, the secretariat of the research laboratory, a Bureau dedicated to the programming of major events of the Center: international conferences, seminars, master classes, artistic and scientific festivals, annual economic forum (connecting students with the entrepreneurship sector), but also the conventions, the convention of the comics, the contests, the festival, and the events of the Nursery, etc.

The Mary SHELLEY Institute is a true university of arts and sciences. It establishes relationships with local and foreign universities and positions itself, at the international level, as the school offering the widest and most comprehensive training in the field of philosophy and digital and classical arts adapted to the industry of entertainment.

FOCUS

  • 1515 m2 of teaching space spread over 3 levels
  • The Motion Capture Room 625 m2 x 12 m STUDIO VFX MOTION CAPTURE: MOCAP
    HYBRID, LIGHT FIELD EXTRACTION, PHYSICAL FX, STUNT WORK, ETC.
  • 1956 m2 of student housing and guest apartments
  • Auditorium, media archive, library, conference rooms,
  • Restaurant, cafeterias, projection room
  • The studio Eidôlon: A production studio in VFX.
  • The Atomos laboratory: the interdependence between Art, Science, and Philosophy

THE MUSEUM SPACE / 9000 m2

The Architecture of Man


Today, the degree of sophistication of technology and special effects is such that there is nothing that cannot be imagined to amaze the general public.
The Frankenstein Center incorporates three important museum space to present what has been described as «Human’s inner movement of expansion».
It is an exceptional journey that offers the visitor an extremely complex animated vision of the birth of the universe, with the formation of matter, then of the appearance of the first life, to lead to the fascinating adventure of the human body, to his inner Adventure, to his eternal journey.

THE FRANKENSTEIN SPACE
THE CONTINUUM
THE ERA OF ETERNITY

These museums will explain the “Human’s inner movement of expansion”. from the perspective of popular culture. Here, cinema, video games, fantasy literature, animation, Manga, graphic novels and mythological archetypes speak to us and draw us into a fantastic journey.

THE FRANKENSTEIN SPACE / 3000 m2

The past predicts the future

At the heart of the museum of the Frankenstein Space, we find a reconstruction of the laboratory of Victor Frankenstein that vertically intersects the building. The aim of this fascinating structure is to allow the visitors to witness the most daring deed in the history of humankind, to fully envision it and finally observe the Creature as he wakes up…. and escapes!

The interior of the museum resembles the industrial architecture of the 19th century.
Dedicated to the life and work of Mary Shelley, the Frankenstein Space takes the visitors back to the most distant ages of the past, dating back as far as the first human trace found on a rock fragment, till the time of Mary Shelley and her extraordinary literary adventure.

Mary SHELLEY's novel paves the way for a reflection on the future of the world and spells out countless topics and issues that will soon be addressed through science, culture and art in all its forms.

The Frankenstein Space explores the scientific, technological, artistic and cultural sequels of this work, as well as the social impact it has had on the society of its time.

In the end, it is a whole period that reveals the museum; the 18th and 29th centuries, a strange and mysterious era, straddling eras still close to magical thought and a nascent modernity that foreshadows with force — in its wildest dreams and fears — the times we live today.

THE CONTINUUM / 3000 m2

The present, a great dream is born


The museum of the Continuum focuses on the period of a hundred years starting with the birth of cinema until the present day.

When walking into the museum, visitors are surrounded by a fascinating futurist decor replicating the world of fantasy and science fiction as depicted in the first part of the 20th century, not far from the modern city landscape of today.
The general public stroll through an impressive palace, characterised by monumental avant-garde architecture, that represents the upper levels of an massive complex in the midst of a futurist urban sprawl, where the most daring of modernity coexists with the most impoverished areas in the age of overpopulation.

Massive, high-rise towers, sombre shanty towns crushed in poverty, endless urban horizons with columns of smoke and reddish skies swarming with flying vehicles, are all part of popular imagination at the beginning of this troubled 21st century.

THE ERA OF ETERNITY / 3000 m2

The future, from dreamed body to augmented body


The museum of the Era of Eternity is dedicated to the future and is divided into two main visiting sectors: the Dreamed Future and the Appropriate Future.

Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus was first published in 1818; Nearly 200 years later, what is narrated in the first science-fiction novel of world literature is now conceivable. Indeed, Never before have science and technology reached such heights.
For the first time in human history, we can trigger our own evolution. The first chapters of a fascinating era are now being written and the museum of the Era of Eternity assumes its role as this era’s narrator.

Having just walked off the Continuum, the visitors have conceived a future that is dark and ominous, as reflected in the productions in popular culture during the transition from the 20th to the 21st century. With the setting of the Era of Eternity, the visitors enter a temple dedicated to humanity, a space of clarity and equilibrium that will enable them to discover a stunning city of the future, a projection of how positive thinking in science, technology and philosophy allow today’s human beings to glimpse and imagine.

IMPORTANT

Indeed, it is important for the Frankenstein Center to offer a positive vision of the future and a bright image bearing hope. At the same time, the Center encourages the visitors to be aware of and open to the huge challenges ahead, which only a strong, serene, educated, and caring mind could and should take on.

In a setting of an interactive journey entirely engineered and immersed in the scenographic and multimedia universes with the use of virtual reality and augmented reality technology, visitors are guided towards a special experience that projects them into the past, back to the present time and to the future.

Visitors are prompted to participate fully in order to be an actor in the full sense of the word, instead of being a passive bystander waiting for abstract ideas to be revealed.

These Museums can also be visited virtually on the Internet. The breathtaking digital routes interact strongly with traditional physical tours; a digital tour complementing a physical tour, thereby contributing to the discovery of the whole museum space, and rendering an individualistic moment of extraordinary experience.

The museums are continually updated, as science seems to evolve more rapidly than the dreams that generate it. The sum total of these museums represents to the world a unique and prestigious complex dedicated to the discovery and study of what has been defined as the “Architecture of Man”.