SPECFLIC is an ongoing creative research project (2003-present) in a new storytelling form called Distributed Social Cinema.

Usually, in a performance or cinema experience, the audience is admonished to turn off their cell phones and cease conversation. With SPECFLIC, I seek to integrate these gadgets (cell phones, laptops, mp3players, etc) with live tele-matic performance, pre-recorded media elements, street performers and the audience's own social activity to create a multi-modal story event.

Each iteration of the series is held in an iconic public space and is free and open to the public. SPECFLIC stories are all set in 2030, and arise from research-based speculations about the near future of that particular public institution.



for more information on presentations and/or future iterations contact:
Adriene Jenik, Director
ajenik(at)ucsd(dot)edu