Future Cinema

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

Documentary on Expo 67 @ The Royal

Perfect timing! The Royal, a downtown rep cinema, will be showing a documentary on Expo 67 during the first week of October. I don’t know anything more about the film aside from what’s on the theatre’s website, but it could be interesting for those of us who want another Expo fix.
http://newsite.theroyal.to/movies/expo-67-mission-impossible/

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Tue, September 26 2017 » 1960s, documentary » No Comments

Tomorrow morning: Database Cinema event

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 [...]

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Wed, February 1 2012 » database, digital cinema, documentary, events, remix/mashup, talks » No Comments

Game as Documentary?

This links to an article on a new game by Konami, that is set in the current Iraq war. There are mixed messages about this game, even from Konami itself, as the subject matter is so serious and current that it may be a taboo to make a game of it.
http://kotaku.com/5204550/konamis-iraq-war-game-brouhaha

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Wed, April 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, digital storytelling, documentary, games, history, interactivity » No Comments

Marker’s IMMEMORY….

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

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Tue, February 19 2008 » Derrida, Future Cinema 2, Manovich, database, digital cinema, digital storytelling, documentary, globalization, history, narrative » 1 Comment

Early Online Interactive Documentaries

I’m posting URL links to two well-known early online documentaries, made in Flash.
These were done before Flash could handle video streaming, so they’re made with photographs, texts, etc.
I remember looking at these 3 years ago, so they’re at least that old.
The first one, “Black Friday”, documents a terrible 1939 fire in Australia. It’s a cross [...]

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Fri, March 16 2007 » Flash, Future Cinema, digital storytelling, documentary, history, interactivity » No Comments