In this article, Rick Mitchell goes through the trajectory of 3-D cinema through the ages and labels the medium as a historical failure. He charts the history of 3-D through the studio system in the U.S and focuses on each studio’s hits and misses. Mitchell looks to a 50th celebration of the Introduction of CineScope [...]
Trebor Scholz reports back on the Internet as Playground conference –a lot of good links and video mashups!
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:04:23 -0500
From: Trebor Scholz
Subject: [-empyre-] Introduction Trebor Scholz (The Internet as Playground and Factory)
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Thanks so much to Timothy and Renate for inviting me to join you with a report of The Internet as Playground and Factory conference, which I convened at The New School two weeks [...]
Chris Petit/Iain Sinclair, UK, 1997, 56 mins
Review by Andrew Hedgecock
‘A documentary investigation into the lives and careers of Peter Lorrimer Whitehead’. A potpourri of savage images, arcane knowledge, secret stories, half-forgotten history and myth, The Falconer is the filmic equivalent of a Tarot pack. And it offers the same multiplicity of readings.
Originally entitled The [...]
Came across an interesting meshing of augmented reality and video games:
The virtual communities created by online games have provided us with a new medium for social interaction and communication. Avatar Machine is a system which replicates the aesthetics and visuals of third person gaming, allowing the user to view themselves as a virtual character [...]
Murad Ahmed, Technology Reporter, and Rob Fahey
When it began it was just a computer game. Now it is seen as a cultural force that sparks love affairs, breaks marriages and creates “sweat shops” to satisfy a black market in virtual goods.
World of Warcraft marks its fifth birthday today as something more than just an online [...]
In the introduction of Henry Lowood’s article Warcraft Adventures: Texts, Replay, and Machinima in a Game Based World (2009), the reader finds herself in the midst of the fierce final battle of the “Video Game Olympics,” in San Francisco in 2004. This battle between a Korean and a Dutch contestant takes place in the real [...]
I came across this video on Boing Boing. Very cool stuff.
What is so nifty about this, is that it is a markerless system that works in realtime (as opposed to this other software that a commenter pointed out: http://www.strata.com/products/strata_3d_cx_suite/strata_foto_3d_cx/ ). That… and that this is made by a student.
It’s fun to think of all [...]
An interesting article for our week on gaming.
I feel like some of the people quoted deal with extremes a bit too much (Rohrer’s declaration that games are not meant for narrative, for example). But it is still a really interesting area worth thinking about.
(WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE IN CLIP)
For the uninitiated- this is an extremely popular show using characters from the game Halo with voices added.
-click on the “Enter Dressing Room” option on the “Try it On” section
Through the use of a webcam you can try on clothes without leaving your house.