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

4 questions Patrick Jagoda – Network Aesthetics

A lot to talk about in this book! Some questions I’m working through.
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After being defeated by Deep Blue, Gary Kasparov, former World Chess Champion, played a far lesser known game, now known as Kasparov Versus the World (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasparov_versus_the_World), in which Kasparov played a crowd-sourced team comprised of the world, via the Internet. This is in [...]

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Tue, November 13 2018 » Future Cinema, Future Cinema 2, McLuhan, distributed networks, surveillance » No Comments

4 questions – Oct. 17 – World Building

Hi all,
I really appreciated all the careful comments and questions. I echo Lee’s statement that critique doesn’t necessarily mean pessimism or a lack of enthusiasm. These technologies are not going to go away, and I think a critical engagement, while also being giddy about their potentials, is essential.
Looking forward to this week’s class! Here are [...]

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Tue, October 16 2018 » Future Cinema, Web 2.0, scary, software, surveillance » No Comments

Questions for “Augmented Human”

Thanks everyone for the lovely chat last week and hope everyone has a great reading week! Here are my questions from last week.
1. When describing his mixed AR Theatre company, Kreindlin asserts that “Everything is a balancing act…If you get carried away with the technology, you’ll have a bad production.” Thinking of artistic applications of [...]

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Fri, October 5 2018 » Future Cinema, augmented reality, books, emerging technologies, surveillance » No Comments

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

Data-mining your childhood

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKg2HJ_qvKA
And here’s the actual interactive site, which requires the [...]

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Wed, November 11 2015 » database, dreams, future cinema 2015, interactivity, remix/mashup, surveillance » 2 Comments

Thought I would share

I was thinking about how we perceive the world around us and ways to convey what we see to others and came across this:
http://www.theircircularlife.it/frameset.htm
Then I was thinking about how easy it is, when you are looking for something specific, to become blind to everything else and found this:
http://www.dothetest.co.uk/

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Sat, March 22 2008 » Future Cinema 2, community, digital storytelling, history, humour, interactivity, narrative, surveillance » No Comments

Video War

Here is a war game funded by US military for training…we will talk about this in class.
http://www.fullspectrumwarrior.com/fsw2/

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Thu, February 22 2007 » Future Cinema, surveillance, synaesthesia » 1 Comment

CFP:Communication Review: Surveillance and Communications

We invite submissions for a special issue of The Communication Review on the contribution of communications research to the study of surveillance.

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Fri, January 26 2007 » publishing opportunities, surveillance » No Comments