Mas.845 Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling:
Three Assignments for the Course:
|CLASS DATE||TOPIC||READINGS/VIEWINGS (READ BY NEXT CLASS)||KEY DATES|
|Week 01 -
a personal narrative
Story world defined:
dynamics of situation, character, time
Role of expectation, anticipation and tension
|Make a rich media version of your learning story; due Feb 13.|
|Week 02 -
|Time and experience as axes of narrative:
the art of the sequence
Bruner, Jerome. Acts of Meaning. Chapter 1.
Michael Roemer, Telling Stories, ch 1-3
Paul Ricouer, selections
Bachelard, G. The Poetics of Space. Translated by Maria Jolas. New York: The Orion Press, 1994. (optional reading)
View one movie of your choice to discuss in light of readings.
|Learning story as rich media narrative due.|
|Week 03 -
|NO CLASS - MIT is on a Monday Schedule|
|Week 04 -
|Making "Life. Research.":a documentary about Hugh Herr
Guest: Edward Shen
Making Media for Confectionary
Guest: Jacqueline Karaaslanian
| Kelliher, Aisling. Everyday StorytellingJanuary 2007.
Kearney, Richard. On Stories. Chapter 11.
|1. Guidelines for Project 1
2. Submit written description of first project (post on wiki).
|Week 05 -
Guest: Hyun-Yeul Lee
Guest: Michael Epstein
|Lee, Hyun-Yeul Storied Objects: Design Thinking With Time. January 2007.
Epstein, Michael et al., Un*travel Media: http://untravelmedia.com
|Week 06 -
|Focus on narrative, social interaction, and the changing dynamics of audience
Guests: Aisling Kelliher and Bakhtiar Mikhak
|Davenport, G., Barry, B., Kelliher, A., Nemirovsky, P. Media Fabric : a process-oriented approach to media creation and exchange. BT Technology Journal (2004).
Davenport, Glorianna. The Storied Machine. RTE Radio Science Lecture, 2004. Radio Broadcast of live lecture.
Mueller, Erik. Story Understanding.
|Week 07 -
|First project presentations||First project due.|
|Week 08 -
|NO CLASS - Spring Break|
|Week 09 -
|Art and Research
Guest: Barbara Barry;
|Vogler, Christopher. The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Storytellers and Screenwriters. pp. 13-31.
Davenport, G. and Murtaugh, M. Automatist storyteller systems and the shifting sands of story. November 1999.
|Week 10 -
|Stories of the Environment & the Citizen Scientist
Guest: Dale Joachim;
|McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics. Chapter 6.
Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnson, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation, Chapter 3: The Principles of Animation.
Davenport, Glorianna. Desire versus Destiny: the question of payoff in narrative. Position statement: for Caixa Forum MetaNarrative[s] Conference Barcelona, Spain, January 29, 2005.
|Final project defined in email before class.|
|Week 11 -
|NO CLASS - Patriots Day|
|Week 12 -
|Final project discussed in class.|
|Week 13 -
|Week 14 -
|Final Presentation ProgramFinal Project Presentations|