dunc + transmedia   18

From gamer to racing driver | Sport | The Observer
"Sensing a marketing opportunity, Sony teamed up with Nissan to form the GT Academy in 2008. It was a one-off project created to answer a simple question: could you take a gamer and put them in a real racing car? A 23-year-old Spaniard, Lucas Ordoñez, who was just beginning a business degree, won the online and then real-world challenge. After intensive training, he raced as one of a team of drivers in the 2009 Dubai 24."
convergence  transmedia  sony  nissan  granturismo 
july 2012 by dunc
Digital Urban: PGR 4 - Building the City Video
"Project Gotham leads the way in digital city production and we can often be found not playing the game as such but driving around to simply look at the 3D city models."
convergence  transmedia  games  cities 
may 2012 by dunc
cityofsound: Why Lost is genuinely new media
"On the form itself, Lost episodes are famously laden with arcana to pore over, deconstruct and even construct in the first place, such is the collective-imagination-run-wild of the show's fans. For instance, this site which supplies transcripts of the eery 'whispers'; character names are opportunities for anagrams ('Ethan Rom' = 'Other Man'); there are numbers, codes everywhere; hieroglyphics; mystical allusions; references to philosophy (Locke, Rousseau); the constant casual appearance of literary works etc. The embedded puzzles involved will remind some of a certain age of the Masquerade phenomenon ..." thinking about the different ways we need to get our Foresight work out.
convergence  transmedia  tv  socialmedia  culture  internet  media  lost 
october 2010 by dunc
BLDGBLOG: Architectural Criticism
"The Archigram of today works for Electronic Arts, has no idea who Walter Gropius is, and offers more insights about the future of urban design, space, and the built environment to more people, in more age groups, in more countries, than any practicing architectural critic will ever do, writing about Toyo Ito. Videogames are the new architectural broadsides. "
convergence  transmedia  blogs  architecture  criticism  design 
october 2010 by dunc
"Heroes" Creator Tim Kring on His New TV Series, Transmedia, Future of Television | Fast Company
"Heroes, for example, didn't just exist on NBC. Off the TV screen was Heroes Evolutions, a digital extension that enabled fans to explore the show's mythology. It also existed in magazines, games, mobile webisodes, and interactive Web sites. Viewers could read graphic novels and e-comics, use wireless iTV interactivity, and check out more original content online. In other words, Heroes used 'transmedia'."
convergence  transmedia  tv 
august 2010 by dunc
Building Rome in a Day
"In this project, we consider the problem of reconstructing entire cities from images harvested from the web. Our aim is to build a parallel distributed system that downloads all the images associated with a city, say Rome, from Flickr.com. After downloading, it matches these images to find common points and uses this information to compute the three dimensional structure of the city and the pose of the cameras that captured these images. All this to be done in a day." Impressive image processing
convergence  data  flickr  transmedia 
july 2009 by dunc
Digital Urban: Cities XL: New Game Play Footage
"CITIES XL™ is a brand new take on the city-building genre. CITIES XL™ will expand upon all the features that make city builders fun - such as shaping cities, managing the economy and caring for the needs of city inhabitants. Players can also take their game online and interact with thousands of others on massive persistent planets." When will these games become sophisticated enough for them to model
reality and when will planners employ people to play with our urban designs?
convergence  innovation  transmedia 
june 2009 by dunc
FT.com / Companies / Media - Ubisoft plans push into film special effects
"Ubisoft is creating a game based on the film, working closely with the Fox team, sharing the development of the photorealistic 3D fantasy scenes and characters. 'It is the first time we have been that close to a film studio. We have access to all their data as they create the game and they have access to ours,'”
convergence  transmedia 
may 2009 by dunc
Herman Miller - for Business - Programmable Environments
via Jennifer Magnolfi at ETech "What if our buildings could respond to change as easily as we do? What if buildings never became obsolete, but instead could keep up with our own speed of adaptation and change? What if they were Always Building? Could technology reinvent our environments? If our habitats were programmable, what would we ask of them?"
convergence  design  transmedia  ubiquitouscomputing  usercentred  sensors  etech  Conferences09Redux  internetofthings 
march 2009 by dunc
House of cards channel
Videos: 78 | Members: 358 | Discussions: 17 Radiohead has released the data behind their video for "House of Cards" for you to manipulate. Upload your results here.
convergence  transmedia  opensource  data  crowdsourcing  etech  radiohead  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
Access to all the data so you can make your own video... !!! "No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes."
convergence  processing.org  transmedia  visualization  data  google  etech  radiohead  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
YouTube - Death Star over San Francisco
mike horn projecting a possible future SF reality - muddling design, science, fact and fiction - to imagine, to materialise ideas and to speculate about a different kind of world
convergence  transmedia  scifi  etech  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
the sceptical futuryst: Object-oriented futuring
via Julian Bleeker - "or Hollywood technical advisors cinematic depictions of future technologies are actually "diegetic prototypes" that demonstrate to large public audiences a technology's need, benevolence, and viability. I show how diegetic prototypes have a major rhetorical advantage over true prototypes: in the diegesis these technologies exist as "real" objects that function properly and which people actually use."
convergence  design  transmedia  scifi  etech  fiction  Conferences09Redux 
march 2009 by dunc
Interview: Speed Racer Designer Explains Future City's "Carchitecture"
"In The Matrix our big city was based on Sydney and then it was expanded, buildings were made taller, buildings were made longer. Particularly in the first Matrix when Agent Smith is talking to Morpheus — whey they have Morpheus a prisoner in the government building — the city behind Morpheus in the window is the city of Sydney, and we had just added a bigger building to it. Agent Smith says this was built at the pinnacle of human success."
convergence  transmedia 
january 2009 by dunc
Superstruct FAQ
Superstruct is the world's first massively multiplayer forecasting game. By playing the game, you'll help us chronicle the world of 2019--and imagine how we might solve the problems we'll face. Because this is about more than just envisioning the future. It's about making the future, inventing new ways to organize the human race and augment our collective human potential.
convergence  transmedia 
october 2008 by dunc
Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web
Taking its name from the immersive virtual world imagined by Neal Stephenson in his visionary novel, Snow Crash, the Metaverse Roadmap (MVR) is the first public ten-year forecast and visioning survey of 3D Web technologies, applications, markets, and pote
convergence  metaverse  transmedia  cim 
january 2008 by dunc
DPerry.com: Michael Highland Video - TED.COM
"[presented at] TED conference in 2006. I think he does a good job of explaining how mentally immersive games are becoming. (Reading a book about a war is nothing like being in that war.)" - this 22 yr old drove 25k real and 35k virtual miles-great video
convergence  transmedia  games  learning 
january 2008 by dunc
Playing or processing? | Economist.com
The distinction between gaming and useful processing is beginning to blur, for both people and machines
convergence  transmedia 
december 2007 by dunc

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