Clouds
    2013, 25 minutes, U.S.A., New Frontier Art
    New Frontier Microcinema on:
    Wednesday, January 22, at noon
    Thursday, January 23 at noon


    Clouds is a visually groundbreaking interactive and generative documentary that allows the viewer to explore creativity through the language of code. Filmed using a new 3-D cinema format called RGBD, viewers can interact with a Microsoft Xbox Kinect or an Oculus Rift to fly through a video game–like environment. Participants will join a community of luminaries who represent a new breed of interdisciplinary hacker-artists struggling to develop new forms of visual expression and new vocabularies of technology that resonate at a deeper human level.



    Artists James George and Jonathan Minard will give a guided tour of Clouds at New Frontier Microcinema on Wednesday, January 22, at noon and Thursday, January 23 at Noon.

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    About the Directors

    Artist James George uses code to discover creative potential in emerging technology. His installations and films draw from science-fiction ideas as they become possible, engaging with the cultural effects of rapid change. George developed the RGBDToolkit, an open-source application for exploring a form of 3-D cinema using depth-sensing cameras. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, he has exhibited work internationally in Europe, South America, Japan, and the U.S.

    Jonathan Minard is a new-media documentarian and anthropologist whose films explore data and memory, histories of the future, networks, and open-source culture. His work follows cultural shifts at the frontiers of science and art, and develops new cinematic techniques for crafting stories of invention and discovery. Minard is a current fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in NYC, and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. He is also a founder of the RGBDToolkit.

    Cast and Credits

    Directors: James George, Jonathan Minard

    Screenwriters: Creative coder Patricio González Vivo, Reza Ali, Omer Shapira, Satoru Higa, Neil Mendoza, Gal Sasson

    Executive Producer: Golan Levin

    Producer: Winslow Porter

    Music: R. Luke DuBois

    Lead Visual Systems Designer, Camera: Lars Berg

    Lead Interactive Systems Designer, Coder: Elie Zananiri

    Systems Engineer: Surya Mattu

    Principal Cast: Attached in separate form NA

    Contact: James George / info@cloudsdocumentary.com / 503-863-0747