New image and sound tools provided by digital technologies have and will continue to revolutionize the vocabulary and methodologies of the screen arts, the way screen arts are viewed and experienced, and ultimately, the society that has made cinema a primary vehicle of artistic expression for the last 100 years.
While NSCAD currently boasts considerable and accomplished screen and media arts expertise, the establishment of CineFlux will accelerate opportunities for exploring collaborative research across disciplines and faculties, bridging areas of specialization until now separate.
NSCAD’s Centre for Cultural Technology and Innovation is a series of physical studios, laboratories and virtual connections dedicated to the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the cultural sector.
Research projects undertaken by the Centre will explore new ideas in order to develop innovative solutions related to materials science, design and the production of cultural artefacts. The Centre facilitates the development and commercialization of technology-based cultural products and services for regional, national and international distribution through associations with business and industry.
Recent projects at the Centre include Architectural Applications of Electronic Textiles (see Current projects for a complete description).