Future Cinema

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

Dream Control

I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but when I was a kid I used to pride myself on my ability to control my dreams. To the extent where I was actually manipulating and changing circumstances in my dreams. Also, when I was kid, I saw a story on 20/20 after [...]

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Thu, October 22 2015 » articles of interest, augmented reality, dreams, future cinema 2015, screen assignment » No Comments

Summary: N. Kathryn Hayles, Timely Art: Hybridity in New Cinema and Electronic Poetry”

By Aly Edwards
Cinema and literature have a history of co-habitation, evidence of this is found in the multitude of adaptions, translations and transformations from literature to film and vice versa. The digital computer provides a platform for the two mediums to commingle, transforming literary and cinematic practices.

Hayles expresses the uncertainty in categorizing this practice into [...]

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Tue, October 20 2015 » seminar summaries » No Comments

seminar schedule

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GS/FILM 6245
Future Cinema – seminar schedule

Week 3, September 30th Virtual Reality

Oliver Grau, “Intermedia Stages of Virtual Reality in the Twentieth Century”
AND/OR
Eduardo Kac “Beyond the Spatial Paradigm: Time and Cinematic form in Holographic Art”
Sarah Stang

Week 4, October 7th, Augmented Reality
Jason [...]

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Wed, September 30 2015 » assignments, future cinema 2015, seminar schedule » No Comments

Oral Presentation Summary – Week 3: Virtual reality (Sarah Stang)

Here is the written summary for my presentation on Kac’s article. I’ve provided links to some of the holographic art (they were difficult to find, but I managed to hunt down a few). Questions are at the end.
Eduardo Kac – Beyond the Spatial Paradigm: Time and Cinematic Form in Holographic Art (1995)
-At the time of [...]

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Mon, September 28 2015 » Future Cinema 2, assignments, seminar summaries, virtual reality » No Comments

Week 4, October 7th, Augmented Reality?

wow – not a single person signed up for this… not even in the top 3! I’ll likely need to assign someone, given the numbers, but before I do… would anyone like to step up to give it a shot? Come on… the Bachelard is old-fashioned,… but poetic and good for you. let me know [...]

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Thu, September 24 2015 » seminar schedule » No Comments

Memory Lane

Memory Lane: Short Screens Paper
by Andi Schwartz

Memory Lane is an immersive, multi-projection screening site for telling linear autobiographical narratives. Memoir or autobiography is typically a linear narrative that consists of selected stories from the author/filmmaker’s life that are considered significant to who the author has become. Memory Lane reflects this linearity in [...]

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Wed, September 23 2015 » Future Cinema, future cinema 2015, screen assignment » No Comments

The Cinema of “Utopia”

What would a perfect world look like for you?

What if you could be invincible, immortal, all knowing? What if everyone else was as well? Would you want to be special?

What about your own universe, where you could live your wildest dreams?

All of this would be possible in the future. And possibly before [...]

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Wed, September 23 2015 » assignments, augmented reality, future cinema 2015, games, screen assignment, screen technologies, virtual reality » No Comments

Flexible Fabric Screen

As touch screens are becoming more flexible, durable, and responsive, I think that one way the future of screen technology may evolve is into completely malleable and mouldable screens. I imagine these screens to be made of a fabric-like material which would be both durable and extremely flexible while also allowing images to be displayed [...]

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Wed, September 23 2015 » future cinema 2015, screen assignment » 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

GPS Project— Artist Statement

“Infinite Scavenger Hunt”
The “Infinite Scavenger Hunt” is a GPS Cinema Project, which is designed so the Viewer as Observer becomes the Participant in the Fictional/Real Drama as He/She watches a Man participate in the Same Happening. The Participant follows the actions of another Participant, who – as it is revealed at the last stage – [...]

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Tue, March 6 2012 » assignments, futurecinema2_2012 » 1 Comment