Urban Design and Film: Building the Cities of Tomorrow

Urban Design and Film: Building the Cities of Tomorrow

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Are the cinematic cities of tomorrow two-dimensional caricatures of our culture, or thought experiments that shape and inform real world cities? Melbourne International Film Festival and Melbourne Conversations bring together a filmmaker, urban planner, researcher and technologist to discuss the bright and dark metropolises that populate our screens and our streets. Speakers: Alex Proyas is an Australian film director/writer/producer whose feature films include The Crow (1994), Garage Days (2002), I, Robot (2004), Knowing (2008) and Gods of Egypt (2016). Professor Angela Ndalianis is Research Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology, whose research focuses on film entertainment media technologies. Stephen Rowley is a researcher and urban planner and the author of 'Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs: Building Hollywood’s Ideal Communities'. Vanessa Toholka is a technology commentator, and a producer and presenter of Byte Into IT radio show on Triple R. Richard Haridy is a writer, film critic and broadcaster, and writes for the emerging technology news website New Atlas.
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Are the cinematic cities of tomorrow two-dimensional caricatures of our culture, or thought experiments that shape and inform real world cities? Melbourne International Film Festival and Melbourne Conversations bring together a filmmaker, urban planner, researcher and technologist to discuss the bright and dark metropolises that populate our screens and our streets. Speakers: Alex Proyas is an Australian film director/writer/producer whose feature films include The Crow (1994), Garage Days (2002), I, Robot (2004), Knowing (2008) and Gods of Egypt (2016). Professor Angela Ndalianis is Research Professor at the Swinburne University of Technology, whose research focuses on film entertainment media technologies. Stephen Rowley is a researcher and urban planner and the author of 'Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs: Building Hollywood’s Ideal Communities'. Vanessa Toholka is a technology commentator, and a producer and presenter of Byte Into IT radio show on Triple R. Richard Haridy is a writer, film critic and broadcaster, and writes for the emerging technology news website New Atlas.
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