[ISEA2011] Paper: Jane De Almeida – Cinema over photonic networks


The paper will discuss the transmission of super-high definition motion pictures as the next step of cinematic transformation, following sound, color and the digital age. It will also report experiments conducted over the GLIF (Global Lambda Integrated Facility) network, a scientific and experimental research network formed at the FILE and describe the Cinegrid workshop and its similarities to the old technology fairs in Europe, where mareoramas, paneoramas, keiseoramas etc. were exhibited; addressing the similarities between pre-cinema and post-cinema technology. It will reflect on the possibilities of live cinema with festivals being held in several different countries and regions, concerts and shows in public places, integrating different communities and reconfiguring the public domain. Other relations, such as the participative spectator, the collaborative aspect, the challenge of interdisciplinary work between artists, physicists and engineers, as well as the desire for the globalization of cinema since its birth will also be discussed. And, finally, explain the Project 2014K and what results are expected.

  • Jane De Almeida works in the arts, film and new media fields. She taught at the Visual Arts Department at UCSD (University of California, San Diego, USA) (2008), and currently is a faculty member of Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil.  In 2008 she organized the first projection of 4k films in Brazil for cultural purposes at FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) and in 2009 she organized, along with Prof. Thoroh, the first transcontinental transmission of 4k films in Latin America among three points: São Paulo (Mackenzie University), San Diego (UCSD) and Tokyo (DMC, Keio University). In 2010 she organized and directed the first 4K/3D movie about football exhibited during the World Cup 2010 in Johannesburg at the Casa Brasil. It is a part of the 2014k project that aims to stream in 4k 3D to movie theaters around the world the games of the 2014 World Cup. The project was supported by FINEP (Research and Projects Financing). Recently, she coordinates the project StereoEssays , supported by the RNP Agency. The project is part of the Working Group (GT) for the development of remote super-high definition visualization systems. The 4k/3D film was presented at Cinegrid in Rio de Janeiro in September, 2011. She has organized several books and has written articles about cinema, new digital technology and contemporary art.  janedealmeida.com estereoensaios.com.br  rnp.br  Video: trailer EstereoEnsaios 4K3D

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