Experimental Narratives

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Experimental Narratives

Fall 2022

Taught By: Christiane Paul

Section: A

CRN: 11205

Credits: 3

This hybrid seminar/studio course provides students with an overview of different approaches to creating experimental visual and textual narratives across media platforms. It out-lines the historical roots of experimental writing in the combinatorial process of Dadaist poetry and the works of the literary and artistic association OULIPO (Ouvroir de Litérature Potentielle), which developed experimental concepts that anticipated the potential of digital media for configuring media elements. These early explorations are being linked to hypertext and hypermedia narratives, as well as enhanced, annotated versions of books, from e-books and apps to print activated by augmented reality. Students are also introduced to interactive cinematic narratives that are generated algorithmically or through the use of artificial intelligences. Over the course of the semester case studies will be analyzed in depth to identify technical and aesthetic approaches to narrative experiments and to investigate the effects of digital technologies on subjectivity and the construction of non-linear narrative space. Students complete several assignments that explore diverse aspects of experimental storytelling and develop their own prototypes for visual and textual media narratives, from websites, apps, and e-books to installations.

Pre-Requisite: Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission. This is a hybrid seminar/production course as may be counted as either designation toward a student’s degree. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:26am EST 12/2/2022