Future Cinema Course

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

Reflections on ‘The Art of Immersion’ by Frank Rose

In his book The Art of Immersion, Frank Rose focuses and emphasizes on a new process and goal of storytelling and seems to question how stories are told across various media. The book is essentially about how the Internet is changing storytelling and altering how we tell stories. We are continuously going towards more non-linear [...]

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Wed, January 30 2013 » digital cinema, digital storytelling, futurecinema2_2012, games, globalization, interactivity, narrative » No Comments

Unity Tutorial Videos

Now we can begin Phase Two of operations. <maniacal laugh>
P.S. Don’t miss the Asset Store for lots of inspiration: Asset Store In Depth Newsletter and Asset Store Action News.

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Thu, February 9 2012 » games » 1 Comment

AR inspiration… if we can get Unity working ;-)

The following videos appear courtesy of some late night Googling and the discovery of Grégoire Cliquet’s READi Design Lab at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique in France. (If anyone’s curious, I was looking into how to VR-enable something like Gephi but it’s not that easy.)

SCOPE – Augmented Reality Toys.v3 from Frantz Lasorne on Vimeo.

leARn physics [...]

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Thu, February 2 2012 » augmented reality, games » 1 Comment

NY Times article on games

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/magazine/15videogames-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=magazine
An interesting article for our week on gaming.
I feel like some of the people quoted deal with extremes a bit too much (Rohrer’s declaration that games are not meant for narrative, for example). But it is still a really interesting area worth thinking about.

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Fri, November 20 2009 » games, interactivity » No Comments

storytelling in games

since our game week is coming up, thought I’d post an interesting blogpost linked to from some good sites…
http://fullbright.blogspot.com/2009/01/storymaking.html

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Sun, November 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, games » No Comments

games for change

Games For Change is offering 10% off registration for their annual festival, to be held on May 27-29 in New York City. The discount code for registration is 125489HS.
Please forward widely, and contact Mark@GamesForChange.org with any questions.
Best,
Jonathan E. Tarr
HASTAC Project Manager
Please join us for the 2009 Sixth Annual Games for Change Festival, May 27 – [...]

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Tue, April 28 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, conferences, events, games » No Comments

mscapes — ar + gaming

There is a research project here at york using a version of mscapes – Il tell youa bit about it next week. article has link to a video from the Tower of London ghost game.
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HP Gets Serious with Gaming
The computer and printer manufacturer unveils a handful of technologies that it hopes will shake up [...]

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Thu, April 23 2009 » Future Cinema 2, augmented reality, cell phone, distributed networks, games » No Comments

Politics of Representation in Videogames

I wrote an article for the Winters College Free Press, on issues of race in Resident Evil 5. You can find it here:
http://www.wintersfreepress.com/?p=62

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Wed, April 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, articles of interest, digital storytelling, games, interactivity » No Comments

Game as Documentary?

This links to an article on a new game by Konami, that is set in the current Iraq war. There are mixed messages about this game, even from Konami itself, as the subject matter is so serious and current that it may be a taboo to make a game of it.
http://kotaku.com/5204550/konamis-iraq-war-game-brouhaha

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Wed, April 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, digital storytelling, documentary, games, history, interactivity » No Comments

FIRSTPERSON

repost from last year — another student summary of First person.
FIRSTPERSON
Introduction – Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Pat Herrigan (eds)
I’m posting this summary on behalf of Nick. It’s a little long to cut and paste so it’s a link to a word document. please let me know if you have any difficulties opening [...]

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Sun, April 5 2009 » Future Cinema, games, seminar summaries » No Comments