Future Cinema Course

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


Here is a link to DOCAM, documentation and conservation of media arts research alliance, initiated by Daniel Langlois
We’ll be in class on march 18th and miss the presentation on Stan Douglas and Kuntsverein but this site is worth checking out for articles and events (ie techwatch update)

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Fri, February 29 2008 » Future Cinema 2, community, emerging technologies » No Comments


Here’s the Internet Movie Database info on the film Untraceable that I was talking about yesterday in class. I’d really like to see it in order to get an idea of where Hollywood’s online imagination is taking us in terms of terror and surveilance!
Also… Has anyone seen Caitlin’s copy of Chris Marker’s Immemory? I need [...]

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Wed, February 27 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » No Comments

Discussion Questions for Roderick Coover Presentation

We didn’t get to all my discussion questions today, so here’s a couple more as food for thought:
Even though the hypermedia experience is highly technical, Coover structured the web pages in the same way he would spread out photographs and index cards on a desk for a book-like project. Discuss how old technologies, projects, or [...]

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Tue, February 26 2008 » Future Cinema 2, documentary, hypermedia, seminar summaries » No Comments

Roderick Coover Presentation

Cultures in Webs by Roderick Coover
The focus of the article is on cross-cultural ethnographies, and exploring new ways of displaying all the different kinds of ethnographic information that the anthropologists have gathered. The main example studied in this article is the DVD Rom Cultures in Webs: Working in Hypermedia with the Documentary image, and Coover [...]

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Mon, February 25 2008 » Future Cinema 2, documentary, hypermedia, seminar summaries » No Comments

Korsakow Manual

Hi Everyone. Little mixup with the printed manuals you may have picked up in the lab, you may notice they are incomplete. The missing pages are printed and in the lab. If you need a copy and happen to be around just ask Pam or myself in 303 and she’ll get one [...]

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Wed, February 20 2008 » Future Cinema 2, assignments, outline, projects » No Comments

Vera Frenkel – The Institute TM

database cinema example:

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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


Hi everyone
tomorrow we’ll be looking at database narrative and we will experiment with the korsakow system. If you have any material that can be played in quicktime — .mov videos, jpgs, quicktime vr etc. — that you would like to experiment with, do consider bringing it to class.
By now you’ve read about database cinema [...]

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Mon, February 18 2008 » Future Cinema 2, class admin, database » No Comments

reminder: proposals due

hi everyone just a friendly reminder that proposals for final projects and papers are due tomorrow. hope you all had a great reading week.

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Mon, February 18 2008 » Future Cinema 2, class admin » No Comments

reminder: oliver grau lecture feb 29th

The York Digital Dimensions: The Arts and Virtual Culture Advanced Research Seminar is pleased to announce that Oliver Grau, world renowned art historian and scholar, will give this month’s lecture entitled “Media Art Needs Histories and Archives: Image, Immersion, and Emotion” on February 29th [...]

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Mon, February 18 2008 » events, talks » No Comments