Future Cinema

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

April 1st class

Hi everyone
just a reminder that if you haven’t already sent me a title and your equipment needs for next class, please do so ASAP. We don’t have a lot of time to showcase everyone’s work and i’d like to make smooth transitions between projects and even write up a tentative schedule. if you [...]

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Sat, March 29 2008 » Future Cinema 2, class admin, early cinema, events, projects, student work » No Comments

Lab hours and Final Projects

Hi everyone,
I just want to put this out there so that everyone is on the same page. People are contacting me about when they can work with the equipment in the lab and I have to be sure to allow time for everyone to work. Thursday (tomorrow) I will make myself available from [...]

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Wed, March 26 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » 1 Comment

Not exactly machinima

Icon war: http://www.xs4all.nl/~jvdkuyp/flash/see.htm

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Wed, March 26 2008 » Flash, Future Cinema 2, animation, humour » No Comments

Convergence: The International Journal into Research of New Media Technologies

Video Game Appropriation through Modifications: Attitudes Concerning Intellectual Property among Modders and Fans
Hector Postigo
University of Utah, USA
This article investigates an instance in convergence culture: the conflicts and compromises between modders [1] and their supporters, and the owners of the copyrighted works they appropriate. I suggest that current copyright ownership in cultural products interfere with the [...]

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Tue, March 25 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » No Comments

Thought I would share

I was thinking about how we perceive the world around us and ways to convey what we see to others and came across this:
Then I was thinking about how easy it is, when you are looking for something specific, to become blind to everything else and found this:

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Sat, March 22 2008 » Future Cinema 2, community, digital storytelling, history, humour, interactivity, narrative, surveillance » No Comments

Fogscreens Tomorrow

About Tomorrow’s Presentation

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Mon, March 17 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » No Comments

Harun Farocki

Football has never been this hallucinating!
the installation is currently at DHC art gallery:

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Mon, March 17 2008 » Future Cinema 2, digital storytelling » No Comments

Unsettling Dolls

Geoff’s feducial doll made me think about the tenancy for artists to create animal/human hybrid forms. Geoff said that his doll was to be calming, and I tend to agree with (I think it was) Caitlin who said that it left a sort of unsettled feeling. Please follow the following link to see dolls created [...]

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Tue, March 11 2008 » Future Cinema 2, scary » No Comments

for tomorrow

hi everyone
just a reminder that because we have loaned out the fogscreen tomorrow we will be doing hypermedia cinema and gaming! so please read the correct readings. sorry for any confusion — I thought the switch was clear, but I’ve received an email that suggests otherwise ;-)

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Mon, March 10 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » 1 Comment


Hello everyone. A couple people mentioned wanting to stop by the lab today but I haven’t heard from anyone to confirm. Because of the conditions outside I’d rather not make the trek up to York (especially if everyone else is staying home too). Please e-mail me if you need to stop by [...]

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Mon, March 10 2008 » Future Cinema 2 » No Comments