Future Cinema

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

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

On “haunted” and “weird” media…

From Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation (2013) by Alexander R. Galloway, Eugene Thacker, and McKenzie Wark…
Whereas haunted media expressed the mediation of the supernatural in positive terms, with weird media mediation only indicates a gulf or abyss between two ontological orders. Sometimes the supernatural is present but not apparent (e.g., an invisible creature [...]

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Wed, November 29 2017 » books, scary » 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

Unsettling Dolls

Geoff’s feducial doll made me think about the tenancy for artists to create animal/human hybrid forms. Geoff said that his doll was to be calming, and I tend to agree with (I think it was) Caitlin who said that it left a sort of unsettled feeling. Please follow the following link to see dolls created [...]

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Tue, March 11 2008 » Future Cinema 2, scary » No Comments

BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

Just something interesting to kick off reading week… BBC NEWS | Technology | Holographic displays step closer

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Sun, February 10 2008 » articles of interest, augmented reality, emerging technologies, projects, scary, screen technologies, virtual reality » No Comments

New Screen Idea: Nursery Mobile Brainwave Synchronization

The screen I was interested in manufacturing would attempt to facilitate a controlled sensory deprivation for the viewer and promote an internalized screening process. The immediate surroundings of the viewer would be a coffin like structure or a water tank filled with either sand or water [...]

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Sun, January 20 2008 » Future Cinema 2, art+science labs, assignments, augmented reality, emerging technologies, scary, screen assignment, synaesthesia » 1 Comment