Future Cinema Course

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

ThePirateBay’s latest direction

I thought this would be appreciated here.


ThePirateBay are planning to take piracy to a whole new level, by removing people from the real world and taking them to a new, digital pirate paradise!

Tue, April 1 2014 » FC2_2014 » 1 Comment » Author: skhayam

The first person who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Rob Ford Civilization mod

Mon, March 31 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: Francine


I have posted lots of media.
How are these accessed through my posts?
They never appear there.

Mon, March 31 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: softscan


This is my posts of PDFs on “Avatars of Story ” and “Bleeding Through” All those posts I thought had failed I found in the MEDIA tag on the left hand side column so check there for these
These are two summaries of the books
Some comments will follow separately

Mon, March 31 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: softscan


I used to sit on this committee which is the muntimedia ISO standard. It was a useful doorway to development tools for VR. I found the page looking for scripting tools for AR.Its technical if you are interested in that. http://wg11.sc29.org/augmentedReality/?page_id=1015

Sat, March 29 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: softscan

Facesoft, or Napstarter


Wed, March 26 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: nrgreenb

Celebration of the Simple

It seems to me like there is a movement towards simplicity in new interactive media. Just as some people involved in the cinema decided that long takes may be the future, some people in interactive cinema and game developing seem to have decided that it is time to use what is freely available to further technological advancement.

There are several interactive shorts on this page: http://www.shortoftheweek.com/category/style/interactive/. Some of them make use of up-to-date technologies, but the most interesting video on there is an Arcade Fire music video, which, instead of turning to some modern concept which will be obsolete in a year, utilizes google maps, in order to create a personalized interactive film, which will connect the band’s music with a feeling of nostalgia for childhood.

Similarly, games have been embracing this simplistic ideology for some time, going back to Limbo or Super Meat Boy. My current addiction is a game called TagPro (tagpro.koalabeast.com) which is a basic capture the flag game which looks like it was designed by an amateur.

This celebration of the simple will paradoxically be extremely important in the advancement of new media. There is a reason why a film like Primer is more frequently discussed than the Abyss!

Wed, March 26 2014 » FC2_2014 » No Comments » Author: skhayam

tomorrow’s class: workshop time for your final projects

hello everyone – tomorrow’s class will give you time to work on your projects (due next week). The lab will be open and available and I will be there BUT – if your group would like to meet onsite downtown to test your project and feel that would be a more meaningful use of your time than coming to York please just let me know. Regardless of whether or not your group will meet in the lab or downtown i will need a representative of the group to email me with the exact preferred location of your piece so i can work out or schedule for our final class together. So be in touch – Thanks!

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Thu, March 20 2014 » FC2_2014 » 3 Comments » Author: nrgreenb