Future Cinema

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

max/MSP architecture

we have hired two student in vision research at York to code a MAX/MSP architecture that will work with fiducial-based tracking and solve the problem of multiple marker recognition — and in effect making it possibly for any artist familiar with or interested in max/msp to work i augmented reality. This is a [...]


Helen Papagianis


A consortium of humanists, artists, scientists, and engineers, of leading researchers and nonprofit research institutions, HASTAC (”Haystack”) is committed to new forms of collaboration across communities and disciplines fostered by creative uses of technology. Our primary members are universities, supercomputing centers, grid and teragrid associations, humanities institutes, museums, libraries, and other civic institutions. Since 2003, [...]


Toronto Star: Audience directs interactive play
York Media Release: Augmented reality project tells story in new way: York U
Future Cinema Lab devoted to creative and entertainment possibilities of technology

The Memory Mirror

The Memory Mirror is closed-circuit video loop designed to operate like a
standard mirror. In place of the mirror is a screen, on which is projected a video
image of the space in front of the screen. This is accomplished by constructing a
screen which is transparent enough to enable a camera placed behind the
screen [...]

52 Card Psycho

York University, Future Cinema Lab,
Project: ‘52 Card Psycho’
An Augmented Reality Materialization of Cinema
Project Manager: Alan Rhodes, GARhodes@GARhodes.com
52 Card Psycho is an installation-based investigation into cinematic structures and interactive cinema viewership using augmented reality technology. The concept is simple: a deck of 52 cards, each printed with a unique identifier, are replaced in the subject’s [...]

The Hiding Space

Jennifer Thomas
24 August 2007
Max/MSP based interactive projection installation using RFID technology
The Hiding Space will be a small scale interactive projection installation that uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to explore childhood memory. In his phenomenological study The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachellard argues that we organize or memories spatially as opposed to temporally. He suggest [...]

Live-in Aquarium

Project Overview:
My goal is to create a space that looks and feels like a goldfish tank. People can touch and feed the fish as they swim through space and they can enter the tank to see through the eyes of a fish.
Technical Requirements:
3 computers (preferably laptops): two running flashplayer (projectors), the other running Director- [...]

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