Last year, I began to teach at la Sorbonne a course dedicated to Creation and networks for the Master Digital Creation, under the direction of Françoise Parfait. The idea behind this course is to show the evolution of creation through the evolution of technics and the web. As technic isn’t neutral, it comes with its aesthetics, messages, possibilities and constraints. We begin with a course about net.art and html, we then focus on online creation with Flash animations and interactive fictions and how the web becomes a space. Then, we talk about collaborative artworks and open artistic concepts and we end with machinimas.
This year, I asked the students to mix the machinima creation with collaborative organization. They had to create their machinima and to document their collaboration, knowing that the process was as much important as the machinima in itself.
Two projects really kept my attention. The first one “Les temps modernes” a machinima directed by Cléo Le Tutour, Justine Peneau, Laura Pouppeville, Chloé Rotrou is dealing with advertising and positive thinking vs reality, featuring possible researchs done on Google and a come back on what actually happend in 2013 in France.