DESCRIPTION: Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Today, we ARE media. Abandoning our role as passive audience members, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to join in - as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Students will rethink the ancient art of narrative for a two way world - innovators and story mechanics that are changing how we play, communicate, and think. From marketing to experimental forms, interactive narrative is as surprising as it is inevitable and we are the witnesses to the emergence of this new form of storytelling in which the audience becomes the player and if pushed far enough, author in their own right!
[**Formerly "ATEC 6356: Interactive Story"**] (ATEC 6356 may be repeated for credit as topics vary to a maximum of 9 credit hours.)
This course will be taught as "ATEC 6356: Interactive Narrative: Transmedia Worlds" (AKA "the adaptation class") - a follow up to "ATEC 6356: Interactive Narrative: Mechanics of Story" though courses can be taken out of sequence or independent of one another.
Students must be actively enrolled in or officially auditing this class in order to attend it due to UTD policy, fire code, and very real seating restrictions.
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm