Monthly Archives: May 2011

Codifying Innovation at Apple

The creation of culture is about putting what’s inside on the outside. Some of the most inspirational figures in modern technology started off as dreamers, interested in exploring brave new technosocial paradigms by standing on the shoulders of cutting-edge ideas. But what happens when, a few decades into the game, it’s time to consider a […]

CFC Media Lab does Doors Open Toronto!

The CFC Media Lab will be participating in Doors Open this year within The MaRS Discovery District.  We will be presenting three prototypes that were created within the lab.  The first of the three prototypes is Tentacles (Created by: Rob King, Michael Longford, Geoffrey Shea, developed with support from the Canadian Film Centre, OCADU, and York […]

Security Toolkits

Earlier this week, Howard Schmidt (Cyber-Security Coordinator of the Obama Administration) launched the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace. Only days before, Howard Stringer (CEO, President, Chairman of Sony Corporation) announced his own cyber-security strategy of sorts. Unfortunately, while Schmidt’s strategy was presented as pre-emptive, Stringer’s came in reaction to a real-world cyber-security disaster. As you […]

Banff World Media Festival: Deal Makers Live

EIGHT pitchers will race the clock to win over a live Banff audience with a 30-second elevator pitch for a cross-platform branded entertainment project that fits our creative brief. THREE finalists will go head-to-head pitching to the judges – a star panel of industry gatekeepers from across the media ecosystem. ONE winner will be crowned […]

3D Flic: Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference & Banff World Media

Bringing together a uniquely interdisciplinary team of scientists, filmmakers and industry leaders including staff of the CFC Media Lab and other organizations, 3D FLIC (3D Film Innovation Consortium) bridges fundamental research in stereoscopic perception with the development of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) film language and production, while building the capacity of the S3D production clusters in […]

Toronto Urban Film Festival – Call for Submissions!

The Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), the only festival of its kind in North America, is a public film festival that reaches over 1.3 million subway commuters daily. Recently named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “20 Coolest Film Festivals,” TUFF takes place September 9 – 18, 2011 on Onestop platform screens across the Toronto subway system. Award-winning Canadian […]

Reading Between the Lines

From early alphabetic scrawls on papyrus and tree bark 5,000 years ago, to Retina Displays and multimedia interactivity; the book has certainly had an interesting history. Last summer, Amazon reached a memorable tipping point for their online store, selling 143 Kindle-compatible ebooks for every 100 hardcover titles they shipped. People have been predicting this massive […]

Becoming What We Behold: A CFC Media Lab Project

Becoming What We Behold Creative & Technical Team: Pearl Chen, Meagan Durlak, Matthew Fabb, Priam Givord, Brandon Hocura, Ana Serrano Marshall McLuhan’s idea that “we shape our tools and then our tools shape us” has particular relevance to the way social media has defined the 21st century. From Facebook to Flickr, these applications evolve, give […]

Reminder: Information Session for Masters in Digital Futures

As you are aware OCAD University and The Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab announced their partnership in the launch of a new and innovative Graduate Program in Digital Futures, with a part-time Graduate Diploma and full-time (MA, MDes, and MFA) Master’s Degrees. We would like to remind you that you are invited to our information […]

txt2hold at Maker Faire Toronto!

Toronto Mini Maker Faire is the ultimate celebration of making, crafting, DIY-ing, tinkering, hacking and sharing. It’s a weekend where makers of all kinds will show off their projects and hold how-to workshops, with hands-on activities for all ages.  Exhibits on display will include robots, laser cutting, letterpress printing, a 3D print gallery and kinetic […]