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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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.
In an effort to begin to think about narrative in ways other than the printed of a novel or short story, we will start our experimentation with photographs. For this assignment, you can either get out the old shoebox of photos to scan, or take new digital photos. You may work as a team on […]
An excellent way to begin Podcasting is by starting with This I Believe. Read or listen to several of the works at NPR’s This I Believe web site, like Jason Sheehan’s “There Is No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecue,” Jamaica Ritcher’s “There Is More to Life Than My Life,” or Penn Jillette’s “There Is […]
Choose a song that has been a favorite of yours for a long time. Find the lyrics and print them out so you can analyze them, like you would a short story or a poem. As you listen to the song a couple of times, make notes about The tone of the music: is it […]