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CFC Media Lab Struts Its Stuff at the Bata Shoe Museum for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Exhibit ‘Technological Displacement’ Brings Out Apps and Popular Technology Consoles for an Evening of Creativity

TORONTO, ONTARIO– On the eve of October 1, a diverse group of fourteen artists, producers and contributors from the latest installment of CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP) will transform the Bata Shoe Museum into a space of collaborative exploration and play. The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is once again thrilled to be an official part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the all-night, interactive, cultural extravaganza celebrating contemporary art in Toronto.

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2011: Technological Displacement invites the audience to re-imagine game play and consider their ever-evolving relationship to communications technologies. Inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s theory of the global village and his influence on screen-based media, this year’s exhibition features five inventive, interactive and thought-provoking projects: Alone Together, Cats Breaking Antiques, Heart of Stars, Quetzal, and tweet2hold. Come and explore these groundbreaking installations.

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2011: Technological Displacement

The following projects will be on display:

Alone Together is an “art-app” designed for the BlackBerry Playbook that uses poetic wordplay and expressive videos to ponder questions of selfhood and explore the meaning of relationships between individuals. Creative Team: Shawn Kerwin, Laurel MacDonald.

A fun, irreverent and visually rich environment to discover on a BlackBerry Playbook, Cats Breaking Antiques pokes fun at pop culture, media and our digital lives. Users explore this environment as a modernized version of Felix the Cat, destroying traditional media content and objects by engaging with a variety of mini arcade games, quizzes and animated film clips. Creative Team: Hannah Epstein, Monica Law, John Watson.

Using groundbreaking Microsoft Kinect technology, Heart of Stars turns users into 3D avatars made of points of light that float through space. Combining high resolution images of deep space with gesture-triggered operatic electronica, Heart of Stars entices users to defy gravity and attempt to fly through the cosmos. Creative Team: Vanessa Shaver, Tsu-Ching Yu.

Quetzal is an interactive story that harnesses the latest in consumer-level EEG technology to weave 2D illustrations and 3D game play into a rich narrative tapestry. Through the power of thought, users become actors in Quetzal, resulting in an engaging, emotional experience that is the future of interactive cinema. Creative Team: Michael Evask, Ryan Rizzo, Mark Thoburn. Produced & Written by: Michael Evask, Mark Thoburn.

tweet2hold asks strangers to share a secret about the future via Twitter before converting responses into unique paper keepsakes through a combination of technology and graphic design. tweet2hold also leverages the sophisticated analysis engine, Lymbix to determine the emotional tone of each secret and assign it an appropriate colour palette. Creative Team: Ryan Bigge, Edwin Lara, Dylan Reibling, Ron Wild.

Also on display during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is The Movie Studio Playhouse, a collaboration between CFC Media Lab and TIFF, the Movie Studio Playhouse is an interactive installation that allows participants to make and play with moving image stories in real time. As participants act in spontaneously-created films, the images they create will be projected live onto various surfaces at TIFF Bell Lightbox. VJs will then mix, manipulate, mash, and multiply these live video streams and turn them into moving digital paintings.

Harnessing a wide range of creative skills and knowledge, the CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program (IAEP) is Canada’s first post-graduate program for new media training and production, based on the philosophy that compelling content is created through a collaborative process. This team-based approach encourages residents from a variety of backgrounds, including: design, filmmaking, production, writing, visual art, music and programming. An internationally acclaimed facility, CFC Media Lab has produced award-winning new media prototypes ranging from simulation-based interactive documentaries, to wireless storytelling networks, to interactive short films and narrative-driven media installations.

For event details and project photos, please visit: www.cfccreates.com/exhibition.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Saturday, October 1, 2011 – Sunday, October 2, 2011 – Open to the public from 6:59 p.m. – sunrise.

 

ABOUT CFC

CFC is Canada’s leading institution for advanced training in film, television and new media. A charitable not-for-profit organization, CFC is committed to promoting and investing in Canada’s diverse talent; providing exhibition, financial and distribution opportunities for top creative content leaders from coast to coast. CFC makes a significant cultural and economic contribution to Canada by launching the country’s most creative ideas and voices in film, television and new media to the world. CFC Media Lab is Canada’s acclaimed institute for digital media that provides a unique training, research and production think-tank environment for emerging new media artists, content developers and practitioners. CFC Media Lab has been experimenting with the interactive narrative form since 1997 and in the past ten years, has produced over 60 prototypes ranging from web-based interactive documentaries to “shuffle videos”- the creation of randomly generated movies on the i-Pod. For more information please visit: cfccreates.com.

Connect with CFC Media Lab: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stabletalk?ref=ts, Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cfcmedialab

Connect with Canadian Film Centre: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cfccreates, Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cfccreates

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 sculptures.

Come with the whole family (it’s the perfect Mother’s Day activity!!) and convert a text message to origami with CFC Media Lab alumni: Ryan Bigge, Edwin Lara, Dylan Reibling, and Ron Wild as they show off their CFC Media Lab prototype txt2hold!

Details:

Location: Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
Time: 10am-6pm on Saturday May 7th & Sunday May 8th.
For more information and to register visit: http://makerfairetoronto.ca/

UK Children’s Network Picks Up Animated Series Created by CFC Media Lab Alumnus

Just announced!

UK Children’s network CBBC (Children’s BBC) has picked up animated series Smallfoot from Shark Teeth Films and Tricon for its online platform My Toons. Read the C21Media article here.

Do yourself a favour… check out the Smallfoot Trailer:

Shark Teeth Films is a cross media digital production company that creates original entertainment for TV, film and the internet. Find out more about Shark Teeth Films here.

…I challenge you NOT to love Smallfoot! I’m convinced it cannot be done.
Mad props to Adrian & Tom!

Tim Burton at TIFF Bell Lightbox

We had the incredible opportunity of taking our TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Residents to a Master Class by Tim Burton (Director/Producer/Writer/Artist) today at TIFF Bell Lightbox! Tim Burton is in Toronto to launch his major career retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

“Tim Burton’s visual style is unquestionably unique, loved by millions of fans and has been highly influential in multiple creative spheres. When we first heard of the show, we were convinced it was the perfect marriage of film and the visual arts and the perfect way to bring new audiences into our major exhibitions space.”

- Noah Cowan,
Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Tim Burton will open on November 26, 2010 and run until April 17, 2011. Exhibition and film programmes tickets on sale now! Visit tiff.net or call 416-599-TIFF (8433) or 1-888-599-8433 for more information. 

Participate in Tim Burton’s Cadavre Exquis!

Join the collective participating in this storytelling experiment! Shape the story by tweeting the next line of Tim Burton’s Cadavre Exquis (“Exquisite Corpse”) by including the hashtag #BurtonStory. (Read the story so-far: tiff.net/timburton/twitter)

“CFC Media Lab is a world pioneer in digital interactive media” – Yonge Street Media Feature

Yonge Street Media Feature:

Our fearless leader, Ana Serrano, talks prototypes and the direction of the CFC Media Lab in Yonge Street Media‘s feature article by Joseph Wilson:

Get your read on here:
TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 INFO SESSION IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT: RSVP TODAY!

If you want to learn more about the CFC Media Lab and be a part of the future of interactive art and entertainment, please join us!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:30 PM

Please RSVP to medialab@cfccreates.com for location details.

Applications for the Spring 2011 session are due by December 15, 2010. Download your application package now at: www.cfccreates.com/what_we_do/cfc_media_lab/telus_interactive_art_and_entertainment_program/apply

Added Date! CFC Media Lab, TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program, Spring 2011


DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE HAVE SCHEDULED AN ADDITIONAL INFO SESSION FOR CFC MEDIA LAB’S TELUS INTERACTIVE ART & ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM – SPRING 2011. PLEASE RSVP TO MEDIALAB@CFCCREATES.COM FOR LOCATION DETAILS!

Think your ideas are farfetched? Think again. There’s no limit to what you can create at the CFC Media Lab. In just five months, you will learn from some of the best in the interactive business and develop engage in a collaborative process that will allow you to develop an original prototype.

TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 INFO SESSION IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO
SPACE IS LIMITED: RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

If you want to be learn more about the CFC Media Lab and be a part of the future of interactive art and entertainment, please join us!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 6:30 PM

Please RSVP to medialab@cfccreates.com for location details.
Or you can register on the event page here: http://2iaeps2011.eventbrite.com

ACCELERATE YOUR FUTURE

The CFC Media Lab TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP) is Canada’s first post-graduate training and production program based on a philosophy that compelling content is created though a collaborative process harnessing a wide range of creative skills.

Residents learn from a variety of perspectives including academic, industrial, artistic, technological, and practical. Team-based and project-driven, the TELUS IAEP merges the fundamentals of new media with creative collaboration.

More than 92% of CFC alumni are currently working in the Film, TV and New Media industries. Award winning Alumni companies include Stitch Media (stitchmedia.ca), Smiley Guy Studio (smileyguy.com) and Trapeze Media (trapeze.com) to name a few.

Apply Now!

Applications for the Spring 2011 session are due by December 15, 2010.

Download your application package now at www.cfccreates.com/what_we_do/cfc_media_lab/telus_interactive_art_and_entertainment_program/apply

CFC Media Lab Welcomes International Guest Director

Last week we had the absolute pleasure of introducing International Guest Director, Dawid Marcinkowski (Director/Screenwriter/Editor/Designer), to our current Residents of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program*.

What began with screenings of his online interactive music videos Smolik Attitude (www.nobudget.art.pl) and Someday on the Misty Island (www.dawidmarcinkowski.com/mistyisland) as well as his interactive film Sufferosa (sufferrosa.com) at TIFF Bell Lightbox, ended with a reveal of his process as an interactive filmmaker during the post-screening Q&A with our Residents and CFC Media Lab Guest Faculty member, Todd Denis, Founder/Editor of jawbone.tv.

Sufferrosa is one of the biggest interactive web-based movies ever made (110 scenes, 3 alternative endings, and 20 different locations!) The film is a satire of cult, beauty and youth in the present-day world.

Do you remember the film ‘Logan’s Run’ (1976), where everybody who is older than 30 gets exterminated? Probably our generation is not endangered by such experiments. But there is a chance that, in 40 years time we will all have transformed into frustrated woopies (Well-Off Older People) who spend their life savings on plastic surgery. And when it happens that the scalpel is not enough, we will probably head directly to the clinic of Carlos von Braun. As Mae West once said “You are never too old to become younger”…

EXPLORE IT ONLINE NOW…

TELUS IAEP

*Interested in being part of the next TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program at the CFC Media Lab? We’re now accepting RSVP’s for our TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 Info Session on November 17th at 6:30pm in Downtown Toronto. Please RSVP to medialab@cfccreates.com to be forwarded the location details.

The deadline for TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 applications is DECEMBER 15, 2010. For more information, check out www.cfccreates.com/what_we_do/cfc_media_lab/telus_interactive_art_and_entertainment_program

CFC Media Lab, TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program, Spring 2011

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NEW WAYS OF THINKING

Think your ideas are farfetched? Think again. There’s no limit to what you can create at the CFC Media Lab. In just five months, you will learn from some of the best in the interactive business and develop engage in a collaborative process that will allow you to develop an original prototype.

ACCELERATE YOUR FUTURE

The CFC Media Lab TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program (IAEP) is Canada’s first post-graduate training and production program based on a philosophy that compelling content is created though a collaborative process harnessing a wide range of creative skills.

Residents learn from a variety of perspectives including academic, industrial, artistic, technological, and practical. Team-based and project-driven, the TELUS IAEP merges the fundamentals of new media with creative collaboration.

More than 92% of CFC alumni are currently working in the Film, TV and New Media industries. Award winning Alumni companies include Stitch Media (stitchmedia.ca), Smiley Guy Studio (smileyguy.com) and Trapeze Media (trapeze.com) to name a few.

TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 INFO SESSION IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO
SPACE IS LIMITED: RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

If you want to be learn more about the CFC Media Lab and be a part of the future of interactive art and entertainment, please join us!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 6:30 PM

Please RSVP to medialab@cfccreates.com to reserve your spot and we will forward you the location details.

Apply Now!

Applications for the Spring 2011 session are due by December 15, 2010.

Download your application package now at www.cfccreates.com/what_we_do/cfc_media_lab/telus_interactive_art_and_entertainment_program/apply

CFC Media Lab Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS @ InterAccess Gallery

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS:

On Thursday, September 29, 2010, CFC Media Lab launched the prototypes created by Residents from the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 sessions of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program.

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, these prototypes were exhibited for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 at InterAccess Gallery.

CFC Media Lab Presents: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

A night of "Exploratory Play"...

"Exploratory Play"... IN 3D!

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 Exhibit: Zone C #19

Neighbourhoodie, Created By: Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, David McCallum

Unit N-O14, Created By: Camille Betts, Justin Ferrato

DruMeBa, Created By: Dee Balkissoon, Cathy Chen, Orla Garriques, Conor Holler

Voicings, Created By: Dawn Buie, Liz Gallo, David Goorevitch

I Should Be Dreaming of Butterflies, Created By: Sharon Switzer, Featured Alumni Artist

A good-lookin' crowd being addressed by our fearless leaders...

Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director

Ana Serrano, CFC Media Lab Director

Jacqueline Nuwame, CFC Media Lab Senior Training Programs Manager

And what party is a party without decadent food!

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who made the night such a success!

For more photos…

Click here for more photos from the CFC Media Lab VIP Launch at InterAccess Gallery: picasaweb.google.com/113229431714491281154/CFCMediaLabPresentsCLOSEENCOUNTERS#

or check out our Flickr page here: www.flickr.com/photos/cfcmedialab

GREAT THANKS to our fabulous photographer, Trevor Haldenby: www.longexposure.ca

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2010: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made last night’s VIP Launch such a success!

Make sure InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave.) is a stop on your route for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010!

Here is a preview of what’s there to explore!

I Should Be Dreaming of ButterfliesBy: Sharon Switzer
Voicings -
By: Dawn Buie, Liz Gallo, David Goorevitch
DruMeBa
By: Dee Balkissoon, Cathy Chen, Orla Garriques, Conor Holler
Neighbourhoodie -
By: Rose Bianchini, Kathleen Climie, David McCallum
Unit N-O14 -
By: Camille Betts, Justin Ferrato

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 […]

UK Children’s Network Picks Up Animated Series Created by CFC Media Lab Alumnus

Just announced! UK Children’s network CBBC (Children’s BBC) has picked up animated series Smallfoot from Shark Teeth Films and Tricon for its online platform My Toons. Read the C21Media article here. Do yourself a favour… check out the Smallfoot Trailer: www.sharkteethfilms.com/smallfoot-trailer Shark Teeth Films is a cross media digital production company that creates original entertainment […]

Tim Burton at TIFF Bell Lightbox

We had the incredible opportunity of taking our TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Residents to a Master Class by Tim Burton (Director/Producer/Writer/Artist) today at TIFF Bell Lightbox! Tim Burton is in Toronto to launch his major career retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox. “Tim Burton’s visual style is unquestionably unique, loved by millions of fans and […]

“CFC Media Lab is a world pioneer in digital interactive media” – Yonge Street Media Feature

Yonge Street Media Feature: Our fearless leader, Ana Serrano, talks prototypes and the direction of the CFC Media Lab in Yonge Street Media‘s feature article by Joseph Wilson: Get your read on here: http://www.yongestreetmedia.ca/features/cfcmedialab1103.aspx TELUS IAEP Spring 2011 INFO SESSION IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT: RSVP TODAY! If you want to learn […]

Added Date! CFC Media Lab, TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program, Spring 2011

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE HAVE SCHEDULED AN ADDITIONAL INFO SESSION FOR CFC MEDIA LAB’S TELUS INTERACTIVE ART & ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM – SPRING 2011. PLEASE RSVP TO MEDIALAB@CFCCREATES.COM FOR LOCATION DETAILS! Think your ideas are farfetched? Think again. There’s no limit to what you can create at the CFC Media Lab. In just five months, […]

CFC Media Lab Welcomes International Guest Director

Last week we had the absolute pleasure of introducing International Guest Director, Dawid Marcinkowski (Director/Screenwriter/Editor/Designer), to our current Residents of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program*. What began with screenings of his online interactive music videos Smolik Attitude (www.nobudget.art.pl) and Someday on the Misty Island (www.dawidmarcinkowski.com/mistyisland) as well as his interactive film Sufferosa (sufferrosa.com) […]

CFC Media Lab, TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program, Spring 2011

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH NEW WAYS OF THINKING Think your ideas are farfetched? Think again. There’s no limit to what you can create at the CFC Media Lab. In just five months, you will learn from some of the best in the interactive business and develop engage in a collaborative process that will allow you to […]

CFC Media Lab Presents CLOSE ENCOUNTERS @ InterAccess Gallery

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: On Thursday, September 29, 2010, CFC Media Lab launched the prototypes created by Residents from the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 sessions of the TELUS Interactive Art & Entertainment Program. On Saturday, October 2, 2010, these prototypes were exhibited for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010 at InterAccess Gallery. A great big THANK YOU to […]

CFC Media Lab Exhibition 2010: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and made last night’s VIP Launch such a success! Make sure InterAccess Gallery (9 Ossington Ave.) is a stop on your route for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2010! Here is a preview of what’s there to explore! I Should Be Dreaming of Butterflies – By: Sharon Switzer Voicings – […]

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