Future Cinema

Course Site for Future Cinema 1 and Future Cinema 2: Applied Theory at York University, Canada

Oral Presentation Summary – Week 3: Virtual reality (Sarah Stang)

Here is the written summary for my presentation on Kac’s article. I’ve provided links to some of the holographic art (they were difficult to find, but I managed to hunt down a few). Questions are at the end.
Eduardo Kac – Beyond the Spatial Paradigm: Time and Cinematic Form in Holographic Art (1995)
-At the time of [...]

The Cinema of “Utopia”

What would a perfect world look like for you?

What if you could be invincible, immortal, all knowing? What if everyone else was as well? Would you want to be special?

What about your own universe, where you could live your wildest dreams?

All of this would be possible in the future. And possibly before [...]

Seeing Through New Eyes: Evolving VR Technology

Melamed, Erica – Future Cinema Assignment 1 – Due Sept 23 2015
Seeing Through New Eyes: Evolving VR Technology
Erica Melamed (211575545)
CMCT 6507/FILM 6245
Professor Caitlin Fisher
Assignment 1: Short Screens Paper
Due: September 23rd 2015

Following the rise of individual cinema screening, future technology will see this trend expand exponentially. The latest virtual reality (VR) gadgets are clunky, limited in [...]

Discovery channel episode featuring the VRAC C6 Virtual Reality research facility at Iowa State University.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

Just something interesting to kick off reading week… BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

event of interest: laurie wilcox this Thursday, TEL 1009

Dr. Laurie Wilcox – Personal Space in Virtual Reality

From The Toronto Star — (Virtual) reality bites
With the encroachment of big corporations, residents of Second Life say the online world is becoming second-rate

The Exploratorium

Hi all,
Apropos our recent discussions re VR and psychology (autism, therapy, etc.), here’s what I stumbled on in psycinfo.
The Exploratorium: An Environment To Explore Your Feelings
The Exploratorium is a virtual environment within which immersants can explore both places and feelings. The “narrative” it implements is structural/architectural rather than linear/story telling. Different areas of the [...]

Virtual treatment for US troops

Here’s an article that Jane tipped me off to today.
Apparently the US army is using Virtual Reality to cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Jonathan Fildes, Science and technology reporter from BBC News writes:
Virtual reality is being used to treat soldiers returning from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder. The immersive system combines realistic street scenes, [...]

VR Gear + RC Airplane Mashup

A Canadian RC airplane enthusiast shows us some sweet unanticipated convergence between a model RC airplane and virtual reality gear. Why, when I see something like this, do I automatically think of the military uses? I guess I should thank Virilio for that.

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