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

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:
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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

Digital Dramaturgy Lab

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 [...]

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Fri, January 18 2013 » digital storytelling, emerging technologies, futurecinema2_2012, interactivity » 3 Comments

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

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 [...]

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Thu, December 10 2009 » 3D, emerging technologies » No Comments

very cool

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

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Sun, November 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, cell phone, conferences, distributed networks, emerging technologies, locative media, screen technologies » No Comments

Amazing Technology from Eon Reality

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Sun, November 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, emerging technologies » 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

BBC article on 3D cinema

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.”

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Sun, April 5 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, emerging technologies » No Comments

Heavy Rain PS3

This link takes you to the site gametrailers.com, specifically their page on Heavy Rain, with video interviews and trailers:

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Wed, April 1 2009 » 3D, Future Cinema, Futurecinema_2009, animation, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, games, narrative, performance » No Comments