Interactive Narrative

Narrative Strategies workshops are open to Film majors and artsits in all disciplines who are curious about narrative structures as an elastic form of art making. Film majors are required to take at least one Narrative Strategies workshop.

How can we as listeners, creators, and participants effectively use Interactivity in social, political and creative contexts? What role does interactive narrative (and storytelling) play in the modern world of globalization? This studio course will explore new and effective ways to apply, create and communicate interactive narrative designed for multimedia, installation, and Web. Final projects will be multimedia based, including web and site-specific installation. We will discuss the interactive potential of narrative and how to get there considering and in context of historical overviews of story space, web-based narratives, participatory theater, early games, branching structures, social networks, and other interactive narrative platforms. We will explore interactive authoring tools (HTML5 and/or equivalent and others) and technologies appropriate for authoring interactive narrative for multimedia, video/film/DVD, Web and installation. Student Projects will include fixed media (web, DVD, computer) and location-based media (installation, performance). A personal Hard Drive (Mac compatible) is required.