A story about a bankrobbing gone wrong told through social media networks. A murder mystery that unfolds by sleuthing through hundreds of video clips. The recounting of post-war death and loss that uses Prezi for moving through space. Real-time interaction with a scientist marooned in outer space via chat software. These are but a few examples of the kind of storytelling techniques that you will study in this course.
During the course you will study digital stories, learning how to overlay traditional literary analysis with theories and approaches associated with digital media, such as code studies, platform studies, media-specific analysis, human-computer interface design. The primary goal of the course is to prepare you for a world in which storytelling has moved beyond print and into digital technologies.–Dene Grigar, Professor