Posts from the ‘Movies’ category

“Her” and the future of empathy

“Her” is both a love story and a ruminative critique of how we use technology. Yet, it’s also a meditation on empathy.

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Giving up American movies and television

This is a rare cross-post from this year’s side project, One Year, One Canadian. April is the month I add movies and TV to the list…

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My movie bar code on the wall

I just wanted to close the loop on my recent art project–making my own movie bar code. I had it block-mounted with a black edge, and…

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Will the future eat all our cultural objects?

Twenty years from now, how different will our homes look? What cultural objects will be left? CDs have pretty much become curiosities already. DVDs are headed…

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I made my own movie bar code

Earlier in the week I mentioned the great Tumblr blog Movie Bar Code, which renders films as abstract visual compressions. I also mentioned that I’d found…

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Distilling the atmosphere of movies

My favourite new Tumblr blog is Movie Bar Code, which combines my affections for information visualization and movies. The creator builds images by compressing movie frames…

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My Oscar Picks for 2011

It’s been a good year of moving watching. As of today, I’ve seen all but one of the Best Picture nominees, which is better than average.…

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Will multi-use theatres become the new small town cinema?

I grew up in West Vancouver. Up until the time I left for university, West Van had two movie theatres operating a total of five cinemas–the…

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