SPECFLIC 1.0 is a large-scale telecommuncations media performance event directed by Visual Arts Associate Professor Adriene Jenik and presented for the UCSD opening of Calit2. In fall 2005, Adriene Jenik and Heather Raikes led an innovation seminar with 12 Sixth College students who participated in nearly every aspect of this innovative production process.
SPECFLIC1.0 projected 30 years into the future of public education and research at a public university to create a speculative cinema narrative enveloping the entire Calit2 building and research community. The performance utilized cutting edge transmission and display forms to expand a critical dialogue (begun in science fiction literature and cinema) about the social effects of these very forms. It opened and facilitated a community dialogue and opportunity to imagine, envision, and reflect upon the dynamic role human culture plays in future technologies.