Archive for the 'emerging technologies' Category

Thomas Elsaesser “The New Film History as Media Archaeology:

Sunday, October 18th, 2015
Posted by: Nanna Rebekka


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 [...]

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

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Posted by: Caitlin

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 [...]

Seeing Through New Eyes: Evolving VR Technology

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Posted by: ericamel

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 [...]

Digital Dramaturgy Lab

Friday, January 18th, 2013
Posted by: Radojka

For those interested in the intersection between digital technologies and performance, a new research group has just emerged from the UofT theatre department, guided by Antje Budde, Associate Professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the UofT. The Digital Dramaturgy Lab is a creative initiative of artists, scholars, scientists and students [...]

Entering a new dimension: Toronto hopes to become a prime location for shooting films in 3D

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Posted by: Caitlin

check it out:
At the Cinespace studios in south Riverdale, the cast and crew of Resident Evil: Afterlife will finish shooting in 3D in the next week. In January, Saw VII will begin shooting, also in 3D.
The Toronto film industry, still struggling to recover its glory days, sees much hope in the third dimension. Key players [...]

3D scanning with a webcam

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Posted by: Carter

I came across this video on Boing Boing. Very cool stuff.
What is so nifty about this, is that it is a markerless system that works in realtime (as opposed to this other software that a commenter pointed out: http://www.strata.com/products/strata_3d_cx_suite/strata_foto_3d_cx/ ). That… and that this is made by a student.
It’s fun to think of all [...]

very cool

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Posted by: caitlin

something to think about as we approach both mobile storytelling and gaming…

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Posted by: dwalker

Amazing Technology from Eon Reality

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Posted by: Caitlin

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 [...]

BBC article on 3D cinema

Sunday, April 5th, 2009
Posted by: Caitlin

of interest
“Directors discuss 3D
Monsters vs Aliens and Coraline are two of the latest films to embrace 3D technology.
The directors and producers explain why they decided to add another dimension to the pictures – and discuss what the future might hold.”