The Great Canadian Story Engine was produced by CFC in partnership with the CBC for the millennium celebrations. It was Canada’s first user-generated content site; it allowed Canadians to post personal stories from a travelling Airstream trailer. It was based on the prototype developed in CFC Media Lab’s TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program by alumni Tessa Sproule, Jason Cliff, Kato Wake, Rena Dempsey and Rand Ardell. Year: 2000.
Late Fragment was North America's first interactive feature film. Produced by CFC in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, the film was written and directed by Daryl Cloran, Anita Doron and Mateo Guez. The film focuses on three strangers, whose lives are fractured by thoughts and acts of seething violence. In this interactive feature film, the viewer is able to unravel the interlocked stories with a simple click. Year: 2007. Genre: Interactive feature film.
CFC Media Lab worked with TELUS and the Royal Conservatory of Music to present an installation called Musical Rumble: Jazz vs Classical during Nuit Blanche 2010. The interactive installation featured the Madawaska String Quartet representing classical music and The Occhipinti Jazz Ensemble representing jazz. Larger-than-life renderings of the musicians were projected onto the TELUS Centre windows, as viewers battled to choose their favourite musical genre. Year: 2010. Genre: interactive installation.
Body/Mind/Change (BMC), a digital extension of TIFF’s exhibition David Cronenberg: Evolution, immerses audiences in a “Cronenbergian” world inspired by the film Videodrome, re-imagined for the 21st century and brought to life across three platforms – online, mobile and real-world. Body/Mind/Change features plot lines and game mechanics involving biotechnology startups, body enhancements, emotional learning systems, and presents the plausible science fiction found in Cronenberg’s work as scientific fact. Year: 2013. Genre: Science Fiction.
SHARD, an application for Google Glass, applies live filters, changing the video feed users see with real-time effects they control. Users can wwitch between JJ Abrams-inspired lens flares to kaleidoscopic imagery, move around, play with the effects, capture their creations in a SHARD photo saved on their timeline, and share their masterpieces with others. Year: 2014. Genre: Google Glassware.
WHAT’S YOUR ESSENTIAL CINEMA?
What’s Your Essential Cinema, co-produced by CFC Media Lab and TIFF, wass an interactive projection commissioned for the opening of TIFF’s new building, TIFF Bell Lightbox, that projected kinetic images from each of TIFF’s “100 Essential Films” above the box office as the public entered TIFF Bell Lightbox. Year: 2010. Genre: interactive installation.