Future Cinema

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


Great meeting you all today.
The syllabus is available for download here:
Readings for week two are available online via this website – check out the online reading section.
Your first assignment is also due week two.
Try to get to FIVARS on the weekend!
see you next week!

Online documentary pitch

Here is my final project: an online pitch and a trailer for an interactive documentary titled CENSOR.SWEATSHOP (click title and it will open in a new window)

Follow up to Tactical Media presentation

This Ada Lovelace doc is screening at The Revue next weekend: https://www.facebook.com/events/200915890245789/

Tactical Media

“Tactical Media” is a chapter in the book Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization (2004) by Alexander Galloway. Galloway’s central argument is that the internet is a space of control.

Earlier in the text, Galloway defines protocol as “a set of rules that defines a technical standard. But from a formal perspective, protocol is a [...]

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage

This is the film I mentioned as being of interest to us following Nanna’s show-and-tell of her own film.
“Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s influential first film, a complex visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Through a complicity of interaction between film and spectator, REASSEMBLAGE reflects on [...]

we really should have a week on 3D

lots of 3D possibilities at TIFF this week (you can purchase tickets via the link) including:
Directed by Gaspar Noé
French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama featuring explicit, unsimulated sex.
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Manovich “What is Digitial Cinema?”

In his essay “What is Digital Cinema?” Lev Manovich notes that the majority of discussion around digital cinema has focused on the possibilities of narrative interaction. Manovich argues that this focus on narrative only addresses one aspect of cinema, which is neither unique nor essential to the medium.
For Manovich the challenge presented by digital [...]

Christopher Vitale’s Guide to Reading Deleuze’s Cinema II: The Time-Image, Part I: Towards a Direct Imaging of Time to Crystal-Images

I thought we could work through some secondary texts together, starting with this piece:

Regarding the burden of social media…

I mentioned a music video which articulates the terrifying burden of having an online presence. Here it is! It’s called Carmen by Stromae.
-Sarah S.

the haunting

sadly, the actual Haunting site is no longer active, but here is background on the project:

keep looking »
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