Future Cinema Course

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

Reflections on ‘The Art of Immersion’ by Frank Rose

In his book The Art of Immersion, Frank Rose focuses and emphasizes on a new process and goal of storytelling and seems to question how stories are told across various media. The book is essentially about how the Internet is changing storytelling and altering how we tell stories. We are continuously going towards more non-linear [...]

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Wed, January 30 2013 » digital cinema, digital storytelling, futurecinema2_2012, games, globalization, interactivity, narrative » No Comments

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling

Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling
Teams up with Plymouth Rock Studios to reinvent the movies
November 18, 2008
The MIT Media Laboratory today announced the creation of the Center for Future Storytelling, made possible through a seven-year, $25 million commitment from Plymouth Rock Studios, a major motion picture and television studio that is expected to open [...]

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Mon, April 13 2009 » 3D, Futurecinema_2009, art+science labs, community, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, interactivity, interfaces, narrative, screen technologies » 1 Comment

Heavy Rain PS3

This link takes you to the site gametrailers.com, specifically their page on Heavy Rain, with video interviews and trailers:
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/2717.html?fs=1&id=2717

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Wed, April 1 2009 » 3D, Future Cinema, Futurecinema_2009, animation, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, games, narrative, performance » No Comments

Summary of Article: Marie-Laure Ryan – “Web-Based Narrative Multimedia and Interactive Drama”

Marie-Laure Ryan’s chapter “Web-Based Narrative Multimedia, and Interactive Drama” in Avatars of Story is a useful introductory text when looking at digital textuality. Ryan argues that digital textuality was impacted by two mid-1990s developments that computer systems underwent: “The ability to encode and transmit visual and aural data efficiently; and the ability to connect personal [...]

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Mon, March 23 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, assignments, digital storytelling, interactivity, narrative, seminar summaries » No 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

Vera Frenkel – The Institute TM

database cinema example:
http://www.the-national-institute.org/theinst/
http://www.the-national-institute.org/tour/verafrenkel/cv/index.html

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Tue, February 19 2008 » Future Cinema, Future Cinema 2, digital cinema, humour, narrative, quicktime, software » 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

Protected: “The Secret of Augmented Spaces: Yellow Arrow.” Seminar Summary, Helen Papagiannis

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Mon, February 4 2008 » Future Cinema 2, augmented reality, cell phone, community, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, mobility, narrative, seminar summaries » Enter your password to view comments

hypertext event of note

first Literary Arts professor of electronic writing, brown university

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Thu, February 22 2007 » events, hypermedia, narrative » No Comments

Timely Art

N. Katherine Hayles – Timely Art
By Edie Steiner
Hayles defines electronic poetry as a landscape of unrelated elements “claimed by stakeholders with different allegences.” Language may be subordinated to image, sound to text, rhythm to navigational experiences – so that narrational progression becomes a slippery field governed by relationships between various intersecting players. These [...]

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Thu, January 25 2007 » digital storytelling, narrative, seminar summaries » No Comments