Future Cinema

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

Summary: Database Cinema and interactive documentary practices – Manovich

Database as a Symbolic Form
This article is about the rise and domination of a form of cultural expression that affects
virtually every aspect of communicative life within modernity: the database. Historically,
cinema has privileged “the narrative” as the strategic means to convey meaningful information.
In fact, it has been so privileged that it is difficult to find something [...]

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Mon, November 20 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Database Cinema and interactive documentary practices -Martha Kinder and Chris Marker

Summary: Database Cinema and interactive documentary
practices
Slavica Ceperkovic and Shiyam Ramachandran
Martha Kinder  – “Designing a Database Cinema”
In 1997 cultural theorist Martha Kinder went to University of Southern
California to work on “The Labyrinth Project” an applied research
project developed in the digital media lab in collaboration with Pat
O’Neil. This work produced three pieces for an exhibition, as well [...]

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Mon, November 20 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Question for today

In her article “Designing a Database Cinema,” Marsha Kinder, speaking of Luis Bunuel’s films The Milky Way and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, writes, “One can follow any of the [many] narrative strands [in the films] that, although ingeniously interwoven, purposely never cohere – a networking [of narrative strand] enabling the viewer to observe [...]

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Wed, November 15 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

shared doc for Nov 15th 2017 – thoughts and questions here

follow this link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZfcOTQI6FMk7HK7fYtVOgEZ7EK_bwztsl4xoNZOBXvI/edit?usp=sharing

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Wed, November 15 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Question for today (Elssesser’s article)

Elssesser theorizes that new technologies would expand notions or “pillars” that made of cinema. One of the “pillars” include ‘discovery’ of persistence of vision which can be interpreted as the nature of moving images itself. However, cinema at its current stage has an end point: featured length cinema runs up to 95 min to 2 [...]

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Wed, November 15 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

Convergence Culture – Summary and Questions-Daniel

Convergence Culture
By Henry Jenkins

First published in 2006, Henry Jenkins’ book, “Convergence Culture – Where Old and New Media Collide” discusses the intersection of three central ideas in a growingly interconnected world.
Media Convergence – defined as the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media [...]

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Wed, November 15 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

The New Film History as Media Archaeology Notes – Theo X

Film 6245 – Presentation – Theo X

Work to be Discussed

The New Film History as Media Archaeology by Thomas Elsaesser.

Context on Elsaesser

Born in Berlin in 1943.
Educated at Heidelberg University and the University of Sussex, where he received a BA in English Literature and a PhD in Comparative Literature.
Worked as a film [...]

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Tue, November 14 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

UO Smart Beam Laser Projector

I saw an ad for this mobile, Smart Beam Laser projector and thought it looked pretty neat. Got me thinking about our first day of class and the discussion we had about future screens. What would the world look like if projection became the primary way of viewing content? How would it change our content? [...]

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Sun, November 12 2017 » Future Cinema » No Comments

How To Make Hip Hop Beats In Minutes

To additional refresh myself, I went into the dressing room to splash cold water on my encounter. As I was looking up into the mirror, an unusual thought arrived to me. I recognized today was going to be a very essential 1 in my lifestyle; that something was going to occur.
Home studios are popping up [...]

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Sat, November 11 2017 » books, sound/music » Comments Off

How To Get A Professional Vocal Mix At Your house Studio!

When you’re having to pay hard attained money for your songs demo you shouldn’t be shoved into some guys cramped, unventilated closet. How safe would you feel? You need a studio with space to move around and you need to be comfy when you sing if you really expect to carry out your very best. [...]

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