Future Cinema

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

Thomas Elsaesser “The New Film History as Media Archaeology:


Media archeology: a theoretical approach to film history with an ambition to overcome the opposition between “old” and “new” media and other binaries which film theorists have invented for the (mis)understanding of film and film history.

In his article The New Film History as Media Archeology, Elsaesser calls for the embrace of an [...]

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Sun, October 18 2015 » archives, digital cinema, early cinema, emerging technologies, history » No Comments

Tom Gunning lectures this week

Please join us for two upcoming talks by film historian Tom Gunning presented by the Department of Cinema and Media Arts and the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture.
Flyers attached. Please feel free to circulate. Thanks!
The Peter Morris Memorial Lecture featuring Tom Gunning
Wednesday October 7 at 3pm-5-pm
Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, Accolade [...]

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Mon, October 5 2015 » digital cinema, early cinema, events » No Comments

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

Tasman Richardson’s Necropolis @ MOCCA

I thought that this might be of interest to the class. Highly recommended! For a sample of his work, check out his Jawa video The Game.

Necropolis is an immersive video and new media installation. It realizes the translation of over a decade of ethereal video experiments and theorizations into a real world, tactile audience [...]

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Tue, February 7 2012 » digital cinema, scary, screen technologies » 2 Comments

Tomorrow morning: Database Cinema event

FYI all, there is a lecture on Database Cinema tomorrow in Nat Taylor Cinema. I was reminded of this in my New Media: The Database course and thought I’d invite people here. ;-)
Thursday, Feb. 2 @ 9:30am-12:30pm in Nat Taylor Cinema (N R102)Lee Knuttila, the course director, will conduct a short lecture and screen the [...]

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Wed, February 1 2012 » database, digital cinema, documentary, events, remix/mashup, talks » No Comments

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling
Teams up with Plymouth Rock Studios to reinvent the movies
November 18, 2008
The MIT Media Laboratory today announced the creation of the Center for Future Storytelling, made possible through a seven-year, $25 million commitment from Plymouth Rock Studios, a major motion picture and television studio that is expected to open [...]

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Mon, April 13 2009 » 3D, Futurecinema_2009, art+science labs, community, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, interactivity, interfaces, narrative, screen technologies » 1 Comment

Late Fragment DVD launch

something else of interest
Subject: Late Fragment Updates!
Hi all,
I hope spring finds everyone well! The Late Fragment train is gathering speed and please expect to get updates from us on a more regular basis. So here goes:
*FIRST things first:
Late Fragment DVD Launch is set for July 10th. Mongrel Media will be throwing three simultaneous gatherings [...]

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Mon, May 5 2008 » Future Cinema 2, digital cinema, events, interactivity » No Comments

Vera Frenkel – The Institute TM

database cinema example:

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Tue, February 19 2008 » Future Cinema, Future Cinema 2, digital cinema, humour, narrative, quicktime, software » No Comments

Marker’s IMMEMORY….

“…electronic texture is the only one that can deal with sentiment, memory, and imagination.” – Chris Marker

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Tue, February 19 2008 » Derrida, Future Cinema 2, Manovich, database, digital cinema, digital storytelling, documentary, globalization, history, narrative » 1 Comment

Protected: Max Application

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