Hi there, folks! Ready for our first remote meeting? 🙂
Below is the invite for today’s session – I may create a recurring one later, but I wanted to do this separately in case we change things around today.
There is a password for this session; I sent it to each of you via your AC email.
Link: DNN first online meeting
Time: Mar 23, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 458 129 465
First, take a look at “Wikihistory” by Desmond Warzel. It’s very short, and is presented as a log of a forum thread rather than a literal series of posts, but it captures the idea really well.
Then, browse the first few posts of one of the following blogs:
There’s the @wowt2 Twitter account that live-tweeted a version of War of the Worlds and the “invasion plan” they used to produce it.
Welcome to Nightvale is a well-known fiction podcast/internet radio anthology series.
@lonelygirl15 is a now-classic hoax narrative told through webcam confessional videos on early Youtube, and of course Marble Hornets.
Consider how each form of each of these creates opportunities for and shapes contours of narrative: plot, character, audience interaction. In addition, try to make a mental account of all the production tools you would need to create something like each of these yourself.
This site will serve as the central hub for the Austin College Media Studies spring 2020 course, Digital Networked Narratives, facilitated by Brett Boessen. Important materials for the course, including student work, will be posted here.