Welcome to those of you registered for my first session summer 2009 course Technology and the Creative Artist. I know it’s early yet, but I wanted to let you know a couple of things. This course will meet entirely online. We will have no face-to-face meetings at all. This is due to the fact that […]
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This exercise, your final for the class, should combine the theories of narrativism and ludology that we have studied this semester in a story that somehow includes an element(s) of play. Pick at least two other classmates to work with as collaborators on this exercise. Then, choose at least two theorists on which to construct […]
Goal During the TechArt Scavenger Hunt, players will collect images and information to prove where they have been in SL. Each player will compile what they have collected in notecard form and return the notecard to Jhary Jatho.
Our class’ attempt at convergence culture. The third item in parentheses is the student’s name in Second Life.
This assignment will ask you to use iMovie to create a digital story that uses some of the themes and images of a work that we have read this semester. Start with a small, simple idea that is inspired by a poem, short story, or any work that we have read this semester. Find images, […]
Now that we have finished reading and discussing Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace, it’s time that we synthesized the knowledge we gained from the text. In your groups, summarize the main points of your assigned chapters on the blog (please use the “Holodeck” category). Assign one person to write […]
Kristin Bryant and Rebecca Edmondson Craig Carter Shirmelia Couch Robin Cowart Dustin Dugger Marie Fidele Jamila Harden Lamar Harvey Joanna Barnes Jason Lord Robert Malone Christopher Marney Amanda Meadows Casey Rusinowski Melanie Vaughn Christopher Wheeler Keesha Winfrey
This assignment will emphasize what Henry Jenkins calls “convergence”: “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences.”
You will be creating a spatial story on LitMUSE for this exercise. Using the ideas from the reading this semester, especially Jenkins’ “Game Design as Narrative Architecture,” try your hand at environmental storytelling by building a space in the MOO for enacted narratives, embedded narratives, and/or emergent narratives — perhaps recalling another text that that […]
Now that you have had some experience in the converging of media in the Flickr Story, we want to take it a bit further. This assignment will ask you to use iMovie to add sound and motion to your narrative: think convergence.