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

Anthropy Questions + Lanier and Brackage links

Hi everyone!
Excited for our journey to TIFF this week. I wanted to also pass along some links detailed the, at-times, troubled relationship between Stan Brackage and Carolee Schneemann – https://lux.org.uk/writing/revisiting-brakhage-3-containing-carolee-schneemann ; https://www.artpractical.com/column/interview_with_carolee_schneemann/ . I thought these would give a bit of context for some of Brackage’s work; it also gives Schneeman’s truly amazing “Fuses” [...]

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Mon, November 5 2018 » Future Cinema, Web 2.0, digital cinema, emerging technologies, games, iPhone, projects » No Comments

Links & 4 Questions about Isbister

Hi all! Some links following up on last week’s discussion of the algorithmically created artwork: a sort of generic article detailing how it sold WAY over initial prices of $7-10,000 – https://www.cnn.com/style/article/obvious-ai-art-christies-auction-smart-creativity/index.html ; as well, here is art critic Jerry Saltz’s response to the sale – http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/an-artificial-intelligence-artwork-just-sold-for-usd400-000.html#comments . I think his thoughts are interesting in [...]

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Fri, October 26 2018 » Future Cinema, Web 2.0, art+science labs, articles of interest, augmented reality, community, emerging technologies, games, history, narrative, performance, remix/mashup, virtual reality » 1 Comment

Questions for “Augmented Human”

Thanks everyone for the lovely chat last week and hope everyone has a great reading week! Here are my questions from last week.
1. When describing his mixed AR Theatre company, Kreindlin asserts that “Everything is a balancing act…If you get carried away with the technology, you’ll have a bad production.” Thinking of artistic applications of [...]

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Fri, October 5 2018 » Future Cinema, augmented reality, books, emerging technologies, surveillance » No Comments

Skawennati and Jason Edward Lewis Talk – Lia and Aaron

Hi everyone! Here is the brief show and tell Lia and I did last class on Skawennati and Jason Edward Lewis: http://www.yorku.ca/caitlin/futurecinemas/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FC-show-and-Tell-pdf-Skawennati-and-JEL.pdf
This website still looks weird, even as I sign into the backend, so please forgive any janky parts of this post!
Caitlin’s edit: try this –
http://www.yorku.ca/caitlin/futurecinemas/resources/SkawennatiandJEL.pdf

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Sun, September 30 2018 » emerging technologies, narrative, talks » 1 Comment

Came Back Haunted

A theory-fiction about augmented reality gone rogue…

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Wed, December 6 2017 » assignments, augmented reality, emerging technologies, games, narrative, scary, student work, surveillance » No Comments

Questions about the Digital Baroque…

A key difference between human (i.e. personal) memory and the “memory” of an archival mediatic object is that personal memory is fully furnished with context, whereas mediatic memory is almost always denuded of its original context (e.g. this). What are the various possibilities and dangers of this ahistorical and, arguably, superficial mediatic memory?
Does the Baroque [...]

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Wed, October 25 2017 » archives, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies » No Comments

Immersense Developer Envisions Gaming Without Visuals (August 27, 2022)

Boston, MA – It was standing-room-only during ZeniMax Media’s keynote presentation at this weekend’s PAX East gaming conference at the Hynes Convention Center. After months of speculation, the Maryland media conglomerate formally announced its new VR gaming system, Immersense. The mix of excitement and apprehension amidst the crowd erupted into a chorus of awe and [...]

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Fri, September 22 2017 » emerging technologies, games, humour, interactivity, narrative, screen assignment, screen technologies, student work » No Comments

Thomas Elsaesser “The New Film History as Media Archaeology:

BY CODY AND NANNA

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

7th IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Games, Entertainment, Media Conference 14 – 16 October 2015, Toronto

it’s very expensive, but maybe you’d be able to sneak in for a talk ;) … it’s an interesting lineup for future cinema-related materials:
click here for more
October 14
8:30- 11:30 Tutorials and Workshops
Workshop Game UI Design, Evaluation, and User Research
Tutorial Gamification: How to Gamify Learning and Instruction
Tutorial Gaming & Law – It´s part of the game, so what should [...]

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Tue, October 6 2015 » augmented reality, conferences, emerging technologies, events, future cinema 2015, games » No Comments

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 [...]

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Tue, September 22 2015 » emerging technologies, screen assignment, screen technologies, virtual reality » No Comments