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Transmedia: Storytelling as World Building
Technology has inspired new ways of defining, crafting, and sharing stories. One of the more exciting developments is transmedia storytelling. This innovative approach involves building a story world of sorts—creating a deeper, broader, and interactive story experience. Interestingly enough, interactive story worlds are nothing new. The oral tale-telling tradition itself was a highly interactive experience. What is more, storytellers have long crafted stories with a heightened sense of narratives’ geographical contexts—J.R.R. Tolkien and William Faulkner, for example.
Writer and Champlain College Professor Erik Esckilsen will explore the tradition of cosmoplastic—that is, world-building—storytelling from the past to the digital present.
Special Arrangements: projector.
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