Future Cinema

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

launch of PUBLIC 34 – March 1st, Camera Bar

The Public Access Collective invites you
to celebrate the launch of PUBLIC 34

Thursday March 1st
Camera Bar
1028 Queen St. West
(Queen & Ossington)
This extraordinary multimedia issue of the acclaimed interdisciplinary journal PUBLIC features critical writings and artists’ projects focused on practices of the personal and confessional in relation to new media.
Come experience a stellar collection of digital [...]

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Tue, February 27 2007 » events » No Comments

Call for Papers – Presence Conference

The 10th Annual International Workshop on Presence
October 25 – 27
Barcelona, Spain
Academics and practitioners with an interest in research, theory, technologies and applications related to the concept of (tele)presence are invited to submit their work for presentation at PRESENCE 2007 at Observatory Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, October 25-27, 2007.

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Sun, February 25 2007 » Bolter, Future Cinema, conferences » No Comments

Sex in Second Life

A follow up to Jen’s post…

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Sat, February 24 2007 » articles of interest » 1 Comment

Real Sex, Virtual Worlds

Regarding Friday’s discussion about the film The Future Is Not What It Used to Be (Taanila 2002) and Kurenniemi compulsion to archive his embodied experiences, here’s an article that I came across, that you guys might find interesting.

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Sat, February 24 2007 » Future Cinema, articles of interest, games » No Comments

Video War

Here is a war game funded by US military for training…we will talk about this in class.

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

Virtual treatment for US troops

Here’s an article that Jane tipped me off to today.
Apparently the US army is using Virtual Reality to cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Jonathan Fildes, Science and technology reporter from BBC News writes:
Virtual reality is being used to treat soldiers returning from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder. The immersive system combines realistic street scenes, [...]

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Thu, February 22 2007 » Future Cinema, articles of interest, virtual reality » No Comments

Final Project – “Drawing On Motion”

My project has changed somewhat (in content) from the one I originally presented in class. The concept and process are still the same, but, instead of making a linear “music video”, I decided to head in the direction of my final thesis project, and create the first components of a picture book.
Here is a shorter [...]

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Thu, February 22 2007 » Future Cinema, animation, assignments, proposals » No 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

Final Project: Trauma Hypertext

Hello all. Sorry this is a bit late.
For my final project, I’m proposing an experiment that will hopefully inform my MRP for next year. The greater project will be looking at autobiographical experimental documentary, specifically Sadie Benning’s short films, through the analytic lens of trauma theory, and exploring the ability of unconventional and non-linear [...]

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Thu, February 22 2007 » Future Cinema, proposals » No Comments

filed trip cancelled!

due to unforseen circumstances we are cancelling the field trip scheduled for this week. Instead, we will have a mid-term review/conversation, a chance to see where we’ve been and where we’re headed. We’ll also have a screening. see you there.

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Tue, February 20 2007 » class admin, events » No Comments