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

Symposium looking for proposals

One more thing I am happy to share:
Anthea Foyer (who worked with Siobhan O’Flynn on the Transmedia Bible, and who Mark also interviewed), recently shared with me some information about an upcoming symposium looking for proposals. She says “They are also looking for great projects to highlight and keynote speakers. Let me know if you [...]

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Sun, December 11 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

VR Narratives Presentation

Hello everyone!
In addition to the links Amit posted from our presentation on Tuesday, we are happy to share the long-form video interview we shot with Scott Herman, the VR expert and Software Developer with DEEP Inc. (Polar Sea) who worked with Amit.
See the full video here: https://vimeo.com/194624165/b19c8b04ec
This is a private link only visible to those who [...]

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Sun, December 11 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Hello Future Cinema Class!

As promised, I am posting a link to the website I built for my project: https://futurecinemaproject.com/. In addition to the map itself, which I encourage you all to interact with and leave comments for me, I have also included a paper on the project’s theories and praxis under the tab “Artist Statement” you may want [...]

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Fri, December 9 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

new frontier line up at Sundance 2017

Looked at the line up for the VR part at the upcoming Sundance festival and wanted to share this tree project that might be interesting to Anna and Akim
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/sundance-film-festival-2017-vr-new-frontier-lineup-1201930819/

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Thu, December 8 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

posts from our talk yesterday

Hi everyone,
As promised, here are the links to the projects and speaker we mentioned yesterday in our talk :
the google lady – Jessica Brillhart http://uploadvr.com/google-vr-insights-360-video/
Polar Sea project http://www.polarsea360.com/journey/en/
Notes on Blindness http://notesonblindness.arte.tv/en/vr
or http://novelab.net/en/project/notes-on-blindness-into-darkness-vr/
6×9 https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/apr/27/6×9-a-virtual-experience-of-solitary-confinement
Lisa will add more . Best Regards Amit

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Thu, December 8 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Some final thoughts

I apologize for my absence today!
I thought I would post the questions I had prepared for today’s class if anyone’s interested in taking a look.
We’ve talked a lot about the technologies we use for filmmaking, game-making, and storytelling. I have been thinking quite a bit about how other more utility based technologies are [...]

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

A very interesting VR lab to explore

https://vhil.stanford.edu/projects/
highly recommended

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Abstract Proposal for the IRSCL 2017

Children and Young Adults’ Media:
Narratives and Fantasy in VR and AR
Despite the problematic issues of VR (Virtual Reality) and Augmented Reality (AR) for children in our modern societies, we have to acknowledge that VR and AR are the future of our digital generation. VR and AR have grown attention since inception, particularly in availing the [...]

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Week 11 – Thomas Elsaesser and Lev Manovich Summary

Here is a link to my notes from the Manovich and Elsaesser readings.
Week 11 – Thomas Elsaesser and Lev Manovich notes

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Roy Ascott, “Seeing Double: Art and the Technology of Transcendence”

Reading through Youngblood’s Expanded Cinema, I couldn’t help but think of the work and writing of Roy Ascott. I’ve uploaded an excerpt from his book, Reframing Consciousness: Art, mind & technology where he discusses VR and its relationship to psychopharmocology. It’s a trip!
Roy Ascott – “Seeing Double: Art and the Technology of Transcendence”

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Wed, November 30 2016 » Future Cinema » No Comments