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Hosts Are Successfully Implanted with PODS from BMC Labs

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“Developed by BMC Labs, POD is an emotional sensory learning and data-mining organism designed to enhance your life.  These biotech implants guarantees personalized recommendations which are 99.999% relevant at all times.” – BMC Labs

To mark the successful completion of Body/Mind/Change, BMC Labs recently hosted a POD Implantation Evening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. For the first time ever, POD hosts had the opportunity to meet their newly customized PODs and have it implanted for immediate use. After the installation procedure, they were then encouraged to mingle, enjoy drinks and oeur d’oeuvres, whilst taking part in the ceremonial serving of a POD-shaped cake representing the formation of their new bond with POD. BMC Labs reported that the hosts have experienced few side effects from the implantations, aside from a handful of nosebleeds and an isolated case of delirium.

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Lauren Auchinclos, Dr. Janna Sensum, Florent Appich and Danny Severi were all on-hand to enjoy the festivities and meet the hosts. As well, Ana Serrano, Lance Weiler, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), along with others from the creative team, were also spotted at the event.

Surprising to many, Dr. Emily Grovenor was also present. Late last year, she was reported to have mysteriously disappeared and was much believed to be deceased. BMC Labs has not returned our request for comment.

CFC-BodyMindChange_2014Feb06_miketjioe-133About Body/Mind/Change
Body/Mind/Change is a co-production between TIFF and Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab), with creative direction and experience design by Lance Weiler. Presenting Partner for Body/Mind/Change is the department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Interactive Fund with support provided by the Government of Ontario. Executive producers are Noah Cowan, Ana Serrano and Shane Smith. Ana Serrano is the producer.
Register for a POD at bodymindchange.ca.
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Body/Mind/Change Invades Made in NY Media Center Launch Party

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This past Wednesday, the CFC Media Lab invaded the super exclusive launch party for the Made in NY Media Center with Body/Mind/Change, our latest co-production with TIFF. Our installation, complete with 3D printed PODs and images projected onscreen, were the definite highlight of the evening.

About Made in NY Media Center
Made in NY Media Center is located in DUMBO, Brooklyn where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries and platforms create, collaborate, connect and incubate across a spectrum of programs, events and experiences. They strive to bring together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology and more through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship and content creation.

About Body/Mind/Change
In Body/Mind/Change, Cronenberg partners with BMC Labs, a fictional biotech firm, to develop biotech enhancement implants inspired by the intellectual property found in his films, such as Scanners, Videodrome and eXistenZ. Cronenberg is the first participant in the project. At launch on October 25, registered participants will be guided through an episodic interactive narrative that functions as a simulator for training their PODs. Completing this three-part experience will guarantee them a unique POD generated from their behaviour during the simulations.

If you haven’t signed up for a POD yet, you still have a chance to do so at www.bodymindchange.ca.

Body/Mind/Change is a co-production between TIFF and CFC Media Lab, with creative direction and experience design by Lance Weiler. Presenting Partner for Body/Mind/Change is the department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Interactive Fund with support provided by the Government of Ontario. Executive producers are Noah Cowan, Ana Serrano and Shane Smith. Ana Serrano is the producer.

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Fall Season Holds Body/Mind/Change, ideaBOOST and Lean Content for the CFC Media Lab

It’s time to wake up to the new face of film.

This past Wednesday morning, CFC Media Lab hit the new trendy Queen West hotspot, The Beverly, to host a media briefing to announce our upcoming slate of initiatives. The next couple of months will be exciting times at the CFC Media Lab with a roster of projects on the go, including:

BODY/MIND/CHANGE

A co-production between the CFC Media and TIFF, Body/Mind/Change is an elaborate multimedia production directed by Lance Weiler and stars David Cronenberg.

Lance Weiler, the Filmmaker and Creative Director + Experience Designer of Body/Mind/Change was on-hand to speak on this project. Taking the science and technology from David Cronenberg films, a biotech start-up seeks to improve humanity by developing PODs (Personal-On-Demands), a recommendation engine. Launching on October 25th, registered participants will be guided through an episodic interactive narrative that functions as a simulator for training their PODs (Personal-On-Demands). Anyone who completes this three-part experience will be guaranteed a unique POD generated from their behaviour during the simulations.

Register for your POD now at www.bodymindchange.ca.

ideaBOOST

Paul Woolner, Chairman of the Board of ideaBOOST identified ideaBOOST as a business accelerator which assists technology companies navigate an entertainment ecosystem that has been radically disrupted by new technologies and demanding audience expectations. Past successful alumnae from ideaBOOST have included ASAP Science on YouTube and Buffer Festival, for which Founder, Corey Vidal, was present to take questions.

ideaBOOST is currently accepting applications for its third cohort from technology companies, the deadline for which isOctober 11th. For more information, please visit www.ideasBOOST.ca.

Lean Content

Barnaby Marshall, Director of Creative Technology at Slaight Music, and CFC Lead on Lean Content delivered a rundown on the project, co-produced with two-time Sundance award winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner and in collaboration with Eric Ries, author of the best-selling book “Lean Startup”. This 10-part online course is designed to help filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and writers survive and thrive in today’s rapidly evolving digital economy. Culled from hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with top disruptive entrepreneurs (including the founders of companies like BitTorrent and Pandora) Lean Content provides artists and content creators with best practices, insights and lessons drawn from the experiences of tech world trailblazers. For more information, please visit www.atotaldisruption.com.

CFC Media Lab Co-Produces Body/Mind/Change, starring David Cronenberg

Have you ever wanted to experience what it was like to live inside a David Cronenberg film? 

As co-producer of the digital extension of TIFF’s sprawling multi platform exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution, CFC Media Lab is pleased to launch Body/Mind/Change, an elaborate multi-media production with creative direction by Lance Weiler, starring David Cronenberg.

“Working with TIFF on Body/Mind/Change offered an unparalleled opportunity for the CFC Media Lab to work with the amazing David Cronenberg; Lance Weiler, an incomparable storyteller reinventing entertainment; and a passionate group of digital designers and companies,” said the CFC’s Chief Digital Officer Ana Serrano, who is also the producer for Body/Mind/Change. “It has been an exciting creative journey resulting in North America’s first interactive storytelling experience that generates a physical object for the user that has narrative meaning.”

In Body/Mind/Change, Cronenberg partners with BMC Labs, a fictional biotech firm, to develop biotech enhancement implants inspired by the intellectual property found in his films, such as Scanners, Videodrome and eXistenZ. Cronenberg is the first participant in the project. At launch on October 25, registered participants will be guided through an episodic interactive narrative that functions as a simulator for training their PODs. Completing this three-part experience will guarantee them a unique POD generated from their behaviour during the simulations.

Sign up now at www.bodymindchange.ca and register to be one of the first to receive the next generation bio-tech recommendation engine, called Personal-On-Demand (POD).

As they say it takes a village to raise a child. Well it takes more than a village to raise a POD. Body/Mind/Change is a large-scale collaborative project involving some of the most innovative digital media companies and artists. Here’s some of them: 

Executive Producers Noah Cowan, Ana Serrano, Shane Smith
Producer Ana Serrano
Creative Director & Experience Designer Lance Weiler
Writers Atley Loughridge, J.C. Hutchins
Additional Writing Lance Weiler and Chuck Wendig
Game Designer Nicholas Fortugno
Composer Brendan Canning
Film and SFX Production & Post-Production J. Lee (1188 Films)
Website Development & Design Northern Army
Physical Computing & Exhibition Design Aesthetec
Additional Design Matt Bilewicz (1188 Films)
Associate Producer Joyce Wong
Assistant Creative Director Atley Loughridge
Assistant Producer Doug Nayler
TIFF Head of Exhibitions Laurel MacMillan
TIFF Assistant Producer Suzan Sabir

CAST

As Himself David Cronenberg
Kay Natalie Krill
Blake Joey Klein
Elena Diana Bentley
Young Blake Alex Ozerov
Young Elena Stephanie La-Rochelle
BMC Labs Representative Art Hindle

Body/Mind/Change Invades Made in NY Media Center Launch Party

This past Wednesday, the CFC Media Lab invaded the super exclusive launch party for the Made in NY Media Center with Body/Mind/Change, our latest co-production with TIFF. Our installation, complete with 3D printed PODs and images projected onscreen, were the definite highlight of the evening. About Made in NY Media Center Made in NY Media Center […]

Fall Season Holds Body/Mind/Change, ideaBOOST and Lean Content for the CFC Media Lab

It’s time to wake up to the new face of film. This past Wednesday morning, CFC Media Lab hit the new trendy Queen West hotspot, The Beverly, to host a media briefing to announce our upcoming slate of initiatives. The next couple of months will be exciting times at the CFC Media Lab with a roster of […]

CFC Media Lab Co-Produces Body/Mind/Change, starring David Cronenberg

Have you ever wanted to experience what it was like to live inside a David Cronenberg film?  As co-producer of the digital extension of TIFF’s sprawling multi platform exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution, CFC Media Lab is pleased to launch Body/Mind/Change, an elaborate multi-media production with creative direction by Lance Weiler, starring David Cronenberg. “Working with TIFF on Body/Mind/Change offered […]

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