Spring 2007 Courses - Glorianna Davenport
MAS.845 Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling E15-235
H (2-0-7) Units T 10am - noon
Course Description
Storytelling is widely recognized as a fundamental mode of human communication. Story creation involves the restructuring of temporal experience, of events and actions associated with a life-lived. Stories-told provide us with a privileged insight not only into our own history but into the history of our environment and the things contained there in. By their nature, narratives involve the compression of time. Through the selection of actions and events, narrative telling creates its perspective by means of discontinuity, omission and juxtaposition. In this seminar, we explore digital forms and storyteller systems can enhance the process of collecting story materials and enhancing story engagement. The course is roughly divided into three parts:

Part 1: Learning stories: life experience, time, space, telling & sharing
Part 2: The cinematic sequence: defining the moment; framing; sound & light; structure
Part 3: Distributed digital story environments issues of time, continuity, participation and interpretation
Past IC Courses - Led by Glorianna Davenport
MAS.845 Special Topics in Cinematic Storytelling Spring 2006
MAS.961 Special Topics in Deep Engagement Fall 2004
MAS.845 Special Topics in Storytelling Spring 2004
MAS.878 Experiences in Interactive Art Fall 2003
MAS.849 Special Topics in Multimedia Production Fall 2001
MAS.134 Story: Representation and Process Spring 1999
MAS.879 Interactive Expression Fall 1998
EMT97 Elastic Movie Time Fall 1997
MAS.xxx On Being Meta (Ron Macneil and Mike Bove) Spring 1997