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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.

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Calling All Ladies: The Difference Engine Initiative

The Hand Eye Society invites you to apply to one of two free Game-Making incubators!  These incubators are part of TIFF Nexus and supported by the OMDC.  They will take place in August-September and October-November.  Applications for the incubators are being accepted now and are due by midnight on Sunday July 31st.  There will be an info session hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox on July 26th at 7pm.

The Incubators

Each incubator has a maximum of six participants. Participants will attend a 3-hour session once a week for six weeks.

These sessions will provide participants with:

  • experience with several point-and-click gamemaking tools that do not require programming;
  • feedback and support on their gamemaking process from experienced gamemakers;
  • a peer-mentorship atmosphere that has more in common with crafting circles or writers’ groups than a traditional classroom setting;
  • snacks, drinks and good times.

Between sessions, participants will have required assignments generally needing 2 to 4 hours.

Visit this site http://handeyesociety.com/project/the-difference-engine-initiative/ to read more about the coordinators, FAQs and find out how you can be involved!

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 the Greater Toronto Area.

3D Flic is organizing The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference, a one of a kind international gathering of experts in the stereoscopic 3D art and entertainment arena. From June 11 to 14, 2011 major figures from Canada, Germany, Russia, UK and USA will meet to discuss, analyze and contextualize the “new era in 3D cinema.”

Details

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Dates: June 11-14, 2011
Passes are on sale on May 18th at TIFF Bell Lightbox
More Information: http://3dflic.ca/index.php/conference/

Speakers:

  • Acclaimed director WIM WENDERS, on his latest masterpiece PINA
  • CATHERINE OWENS, co-director of U23D and installation artist
  • International film historian THOMAS ELSAESSER
  • Master cinematographer and stereographer PETER ANDERSON
  • Veteran filmmaker GRAEME FERGUSON, co-founder of IMAX
  • Vision scientists, scholars, filmmakers, artists and the major S3D industry players.
  • Complete Speakers List: http://3dflic.ca/index.php/speaker-list/

Screenings:

All panels, presentations, key-notes and master-classes will be held at the 350- seat 3D capable cinema of the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Speakers will showcase their latest materials in stereoscopic 3D during their presentations.

Program: http://3dflic.ca/index.php/toronto-international-stereoscopic-3d-conference-programme/

This Conference is organized by York University and 3D FLIC, for more information please contact Juana Awad: jaawad@yorku.ca.

 

 

3D Flic is also presenting a Master Class at Banff World Media!

3D: In Conversation with Phil McNally

So you’re getting heat to make a 3D TV series – what do you need to know? This is a nuts-and-bolts Master Class from Captain 3D himself on what it takes to create successful, meaningful S3D properties. Keeping the producer in mind, Phil Mcnally will take us through a 3-act narrative of S3D development, starting with the language of 3D then delving deep into some of the best 3D properties on the market (and what makes them so creatively successful) and finally moving into the future of S3D.

Moderator: Ana Serrano, Director, CFC Media Lab
Speakers: Phil McNally, Stereoscopic Supervisor, DreamWorks & James Stewart, Director, Producer and Chief Creative, Geneva Film Co.

Details

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 form, and satisfy our insatiable appetite to share subjective experience. This interactive installation features a geometric configuration of wall-mounted tablet computers in the atrium of the TIFF Bell Lightbox that brings together user-generated content. The viewer becomes an active participant in the work, as they upload images, curate, and share personal imagery.  Becoming What We Behold uses the language of cinema–fades, dissolves, wipes, freeze-frames, and moving images–to create narratives from the digital aggregate of our lives.

As the installation shifts between figure and ground, the viewer gains a real-time portrait of the individual and the social systems that underlie contemporary culture. The story is not so much about a single person; rather, it reveals the interconnectedness of lives that are mediated through a field of common experience.

Becoming What We Behold will be on display at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West) as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival from May 11–29; 10am to 10pm.

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)

Calling All Ladies: The Difference Engine Initiative

The Hand Eye Society invites you to apply to one of two free Game-Making incubators!  These incubators are part of TIFF Nexus and supported by the OMDC.  They will take place in August-September and October-November.  Applications for the incubators are being accepted now and are due by midnight on Sunday July 31st.  There will be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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