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Highrise (2011-2014)

The world around us: watch 7 films about architecture and the built environment

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Join us on a cinematic tour through the history of humanity’s built environments—castles, pyramids, suburbs, skyscrapers—in 7 films about architecture.

A Short history of the Highrise, Highrise, interactive production, interactive documentary

Highrise | Tall Buildings, Short History

Gerry Flahive discusses the latest installment of the Emmy-award winning interactive documentary, Highrise. Directed by Katerina Cizek.

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Girls Learning Code at HIGHRISE

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*This is a guest post by Kat Cizek, creator of HIGHRISE, a multi-year, multi-platform documentary about vertical living in the global suburbs. Find the original – and much more – on the HIGHRISE blog. – It’s the Next-Gen participatory media project at HIGHRISE: girls learning computer code. They’re building websites and telling their own stories. more »

One Millionth Tower

New HIGHRISE documentary takes form to new heights

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by Katerina Cizek I used to dislike highrise buildings. I would drive by them, without much thought, and dread the elevator when I actually had to go inside. These days, I spend most of my time thinking, living, breathing highrises. I’m the director of NFB’s Emmy-award winning HIGHRISE, and last week we launched our latest more »

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NFB Interactive…A rich resource for students to explore

Education

This post was written by guest blogger Carol Arcus, a former educator with the Toronto District School Board. *** Watching HIGHRISE, I am reminded of Marshall McLuhan, who warned us about the downside of the global village: “When the whole world moves in next door, everyone becomes everyone else’s nosy neighbor.” Nosiness, or fervent, enlightened more »

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Out My Window and In the Classroom

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leah sherry is a media literacy teacher at the Monsignor Fraser Annex Campus in the CICO program, Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB). *** When I first discovered Highrise: Out My Window (OMW) and interactive media, I was excited to fire up the LCD projector and share them with my students. This is how I more »

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4 NFB/interactive projects up for Webby Awards

This year, we’re proud to announce we have 4 projects competing for a 2011 Webby Award. The Webby Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars of the Web, are international awards presented annually by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for excellence on the Internet with categories in websites, interactive advertising, online film more »

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NFB/interactive and MIPTV

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It’s been a big week for us at MIPTV in Cannes, France, and while we’ve been releasing information in bits and pieces, I thought I’d take a moment to group all the news in one place. What is MIPTV? MIPTV (and likewise MIPCOM) is an industry event that takes place in Cannes. It’s the world’s more »

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4 interactive projects up for the 2011 FITC People’s Choice Awards

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The 2011 FITC (Flash in the Can) Awards are coming up fast and this year the NFB has 4 interactive projects competing for prizes. It’s a People’s Choice Award, which means you decide the winner. Our 4 projects are: The Test Tube with David Suzuki (Experimental Flash) – An interactive parable about our insatiable appetites, more »

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Rodney King tapes, highrises and revolutions

The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, who blogs regularly for her project Highrise. You can read her other posts here. The above photo is a still from the Rodney King Tapes, from the documentary Seeing is Believing. *** This month marks the 20th anniversary of the one of the first modern acts more »

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NFB Interactive productions at SXSW

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The following is a guest post by Anne-Marie Lavigne. A look back at producer Hugues Sweeney’s live navigation session On March 16th, the interactive component of the very hot SXSW festival drew to a close. Each year, Austin, Texas welcomes the cream of industry professionals from far and wide for SXSW. Hugues Sweeney, French Program more »

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New online: Highrise relaunches to include your participation

The following is a guest post from Katerina Cizek, director of Highrise On the heels of an Emmy nomination, the NFB’s HIGHRISE project is proud to present a gentle reboot of our website. HIGHRISE explores “the towers in the world, and the world in the towers”; the human experience in vertical peripheries around the globe.  more »

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