Time Studio 2: Behavior

Time Studio 2 builds on the narrative skills introduced in Time Studio 1, exploring motion, behaviors, time-shifting, place-shifting, memory, programming and other technology strategies as structures for creating the micro and macro narratives that form dialogues between individual participants, groups and between participants and systems. This latter relational dialogue will be a particular focus of the course, with special attention paid to the elements of interface narrative-building that promote communication and interplay between the system and the participant, including: character construction, plot, conditional flow, filtering, play, error and recovery, expectation, suspense, and delivery. We will examine the unique capabilities of interactive systems including how they learn, evolve, and transform. This will be a technical course using time-based tools such as HTML5, Motion, Flash, and After-Effects, introduced through individual and group-oriented projects geared towards personal creativity and collaborative experimentation.