Future Cinema

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

Short Films Screening

My production course, Film 2040 is holding a screening in Accolade East 102 (the big movie theatre).
I made a short film that’s fully computer animated, so please come if you’re interested!
Time and Place are:
Date : Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Time : 7 pm – 10 pm
Location : Accolade East 102 @ York

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Sat, March 31 2007 » Future Cinema, animation, digital cinema, student work » No Comments

Last Class

Hi All,
Are we bringing food for Friday’s class? I can’t remember exactly what we agreed on.

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Wed, March 28 2007 » Future Cinema » 1 Comment

“My Second Life”

This second life film at hot docs looks really interesting — and it’s free during the day for students.
—– Forwarded message from Sarah Milanes —–
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:09:47 -0400
From: Sarah Milanes
Reply-To: Sarah Milanes
Subject: HOT DOCS 2007: FREE daytime screenings for students

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Wed, March 28 2007 » community, events, games » No Comments

Mobile Nation on Sunday morning

The panel at Mobile Nation this morning brought together artists, community technologists and academics. I just thought I would highlight some questions and themes that came out of the panel in relation to embodied memory, the urban screen and public art and the city, cars and the cinema. The most pressing questions around the murmur [...]

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Sun, March 25 2007 » cell phone, community, conferences, emerging technologies, locative media » 1 Comment

ComCult Conference This Weekend

This weekend, the Communication and Culture program at York/Ryerson is running its annual Intersections Conference. This year’s theme is “What’s Right/Right Now?”, and most of the presentations deal with the ethics of critical thought and practice in the 21st century. Friday night’s opening gala features a talk by Henri Giroux, and the conference presentations run [...]

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Thu, March 22 2007 » conferences, student work » 1 Comment

The New Media Reader

I’ve been meaning to post about The New Media Reader edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort and published by the MIT press. I ordered it from Amazon a while ago–it has a lot of interesting essays and excerpts and I decided it would be pretty handy after taking a look at an online [...]

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Tue, March 20 2007 » books » 2 Comments

The NYTimes’ A.O. Scott Speculates about the impact of the Future Screen

New York Times
March 18, 2007
The Shape of Cinema, Transformed at the Click of a Mouse
FOR some time now, it has been possible to imagine a moment when you — yes, You, the Person of the Year, the ultimate arbiter of cultural relevance — will be able to watch whatever you want whenever [...]

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Sat, March 17 2007 » Future Cinema, database, digital cinema, distributed networks » No Comments

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

william boddy lecture

Hi everyone — here is info + the full title of next week’s talk. Everyone welcome, so do bring your firends. wine and cheese to follow.
March 23
Jewison Speaker Series
William Boddy — The History and Future of Digital Cinema
Nat Taylor Cinema

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Fri, March 16 2007 » digital cinema, early cinema, talks » No Comments

game worlds conference – atlanta March 29th, 2007

wish i could go…

The emphasis is on alternative games and structures — very interesting from the perspective of Future Cinema documentary etc..
“Living Game Worlds III brings together international scholars, activists and game developers for a day-long discussion on nonfiction and documentary games. Variously referred as “serious games,” “games for change,” “persuasive games,” “newsgaming,” and [...]

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Wed, March 14 2007 » conferences, games » No Comments