Future Cinema Course

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

broken link

The link to:
Noah Wardrip-Fruin First Person : New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (excerpt: ludology)
Is now leading to nowhere, instead of leading to the wrong article (Bush) was it before.

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Fri, March 27 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » 2 Comments

articles now online

hi everyone
thanks for alerting me to problems with the online readings for this week. All but one has been fixed and all will be ready in about an hour. happy reading!

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Fri, March 27 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, class admin » No Comments

Seminar Equipment Request

Hi Prof. Fisher,
I would like to get an HDTV in the class for my seminar presentation on April 1, to bring in a PS3 and let people try out a couple of things that can add to the discussion of the readings. I do specifically want an HDTV, not a standard def TV, because [...]

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Thu, March 26 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » 1 Comment

Summary of Article: Marie-Laure Ryan – “Web-Based Narrative Multimedia and Interactive Drama”

Marie-Laure Ryan’s chapter “Web-Based Narrative Multimedia, and Interactive Drama” in Avatars of Story is a useful introductory text when looking at digital textuality. Ryan argues that digital textuality was impacted by two mid-1990s developments that computer systems underwent: “The ability to encode and transmit visual and aural data efficiently; and the ability to connect personal [...]

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Mon, March 23 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, assignments, digital storytelling, interactivity, narrative, seminar summaries » No Comments

Neil – I LOVE this idea!! Wow!

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Sat, March 21 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

Future Screens

The OLED tattoo would be a screen meant for very personal narratives and expression. It will enable people to place ever changing images on their bodies.

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Wed, March 18 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, screen assignment » No Comments

Bergsonian Perception

Thought this was interesting in the context of the Mark Hansen chapter on Jeffrey Shaw:
The first 6 paragraphs of section 4 provide a synopsis of Bergson’s theory of perception. In particular, the following exerpt from Matter and Memory is pretty fab. It makes me think of Étienne-Jules Marey or, kind of by extension, this amazing [...]

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Tue, March 17 2009 » Futurecinema_2009 » No Comments

Article Summry

Zdravko Jovanovic Page 1 15/03/2009
Presence and the Aura of Meaningful Places by Blair MacIntyre, Jay David Bolter, Maribeth Gandy- Summary and Analysis
Definition of key words and concepts:
• VR (Virtal Reality): “The user is effectively immersed in a responsive virtual [computer-simulated] world” (Source: What’s Real About Virtual Reality? by Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Example: Aerosmith’s video [...]

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Sun, March 15 2009 » , Future Cinema, Future Cinema 2, Futurecinema_2009, admin, articles of interest, assignments, class admin » No Comments

Short Screen Writeup

My future cinema screen would translate invisible aspects of the world around us into visible graphic representations. It would take the form of a wearable device through which we would look to reveal an experience in which these visualizations are superimposed over the world as we see it with our own eyes.
This wearable screen would [...]

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Thu, March 12 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, screen technologies, synaesthesia » No Comments

My screen assignment

This was really refreshing to do! I obviously lost track of the “screen” in there and was thinking broadly of responsive technology. However, the assignment did change the way i think of what screens we already have and what kinds of screens we could have. Then Caitlin’s point about the connections between screens through individual [...]

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Wed, March 11 2009 » Futurecinema_2009, interactivity, screen assignment, synaesthesia » No Comments