Future Cinema Course

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

Oculus Rift & Game of Thrones!

Check out this article on Gizmodo:
http://gizmodo.com/the-oculus-rift-put-me-in-game-of-thrones-and-it-made-m-1510809083?utm_source=recirculation&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=tuesdayPM
Wondering if we can get this software for the class!
Rose discusses quite a few projects – some successes, but mostly failures in my opinion. When considering participation in transmedia marketing games for film such as the stalled AI, King Kong, or Avatar – these games seem cursory and undermine [...]

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Wed, January 29 2014 » articles of interest, augmented reality, digital storytelling » No Comments

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

Digital Dramaturgy Lab

For those interested in the intersection between digital technologies and performance, a new research group has just emerged from the UofT theatre department, guided by Antje Budde, Associate Professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the UofT. The Digital Dramaturgy Lab is a creative initiative of artists, scholars, scientists and students [...]

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Fri, January 18 2013 » digital storytelling, emerging technologies, futurecinema2_2012, interactivity » 3 Comments

Moving in Place: The Question of Distributed Social Cinema

SPECFLIC is an ongoing creative research project directed by Adriene Jenik (2003 – present) in a new storytelling form called The Distributed Social Cinema.
I believe that Jenik has taken the notion of the Russian formalist verfremdungseffekt which, commonly translates as alienation effect, which also has been coined by playwrite Bertolt Brecht which prevents the audience [...]

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Tue, January 31 2012 » Future Cinema 2, assignments, digital storytelling, distributed networks, seminar schedule » No Comments

Protected: Future Cinema 2 Software

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Tue, September 15 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, augmented reality, digital storytelling, max/msp, projects, quicktime, screen technologies, software, syllabus » Enter your password to view 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

Politics of Representation in Videogames

I wrote an article for the Winters College Free Press, on issues of race in Resident Evil 5. You can find it here:
http://www.wintersfreepress.com/?p=62

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Wed, April 8 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, articles of interest, digital storytelling, games, interactivity » 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

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