Archive for the 'database' Category

Data-mining your childhood

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Posted by: Alison Humphrey

Inspired by our discussion today… The Wilderness Downtown takes the address of the place where you grew up and sources images from Google Maps and Street View to tailor an HTML5 music video of Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait” to “your own” childhood memories. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video:
And here’s the actual interactive site, which requires the [...]

Lev Manovich Soft Cinema

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Posted by: ericamel

The following are two different video clips of Lev Manovich’s Soft Cinema (following our discussion on Database Cinema):
- Erica

Tomorrow morning: Database Cinema event

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Posted by: Louis St-Amour

FYI all, there is a lecture on Database Cinema tomorrow in Nat Taylor Cinema. I was reminded of this in my New Media: The Database course and thought I’d invite people here. ;-)
Thursday, Feb. 2 @ 9:30am-12:30pm in Nat Taylor Cinema (N R102)Lee Knuttila, the course director, will conduct a short lecture and screen the [...]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Posted by: Caitlin

KORSAKOW 5.0.2 released!

This is a list of the changes:
* Users can now Import and Export Interface designs via File->Export and File->Import (can also right-click an interface and chose “export”)
* When closing one project (ie when opening a second one, loading, importing, etc…) if there are resources being edited there is a prompt about losing unsaved [...]

Marker’s IMMEMORY….

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Posted by: City Ninja

“…electronic texture is the only one that can deal with sentiment, memory, and imagination.” – Chris Marker


Monday, February 18th, 2008
Posted by: Caitlin

Hi everyone
tomorrow we’ll be looking at database narrative and we will experiment with the korsakow system. If you have any material that can be played in quicktime — .mov videos, jpgs, quicktime vr etc. — that you would like to experiment with, do consider bringing it to class.
By now you’ve read about database cinema [...]

The NYTimes’ A.O. Scott Speculates about the impact of the Future Screen

Saturday, March 17th, 2007
Posted by: rrouse

New York Times
March 18, 2007
The Shape of Cinema, Transformed at the Click of a Mouse
FOR some time now, it has been possible to imagine a moment when you — yes, You, the Person of the Year, the ultimate arbiter of cultural relevance — will be able to watch whatever you want whenever [...]

Assignment #3 – Carolyn Steele

Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Posted by: Carolyn

Lev Manovich – Database as Symbolic Form
Taking perhaps the concept of technological determinism to its logical evolution in the digital age, Manovich explores the database as the dominant cultural or symbolic form of postmodernism in contrast with the linearity of the modernist era suggested by Panofsky. Manovich uses the term ‘database’ in the basic sense [...]

political videogames

Friday, February 10th, 2006
Posted by: anna o logue

Molleindustria is an italian team of artists, designers and programmers that aims at starting a serious discussion about social and political implications of videogames. This will involve media activists, net-artists, habitual players and critics and detractors of videogames. We chose to start with online gaming in order to sidestep mainstream distribution channels and to overcome our lack of means. Using simple but sharp games we hope to give a starting point for a new generation of critical game developers and, above all, to experiment with practices that can be easily emulated and virally diffused.’

The Future of Cinema

Thursday, November 24th, 2005
Posted by: alan

Maybe this is the future of cinema.