Narrative & Dynamic Systems

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Narrative & Dynamic Systems
Spring 2023
Taught By: Nancy Valladares
Section: A

CRN: 6047

Credits: 3

How do we tell stories within media that are non-linear: media-like games, hyperfictions, and databases? How can we craft narratives that emerge from the dynamics of interaction, narratives experienced procedurally? What design strategies exist regarding an understanding of character, plot, drama, time, space, and event within interactive fictions? This course will take a close look at the mechanics of storytelling within dynamic media, exploring connections between new media, technology, and narrative experience. The course will examine examples ranging from the design of Live Action Role Playing Games to massively multi-player virtual worlds, from pop-up books to tarot cards, from smart mobs to flash mobs. Content will be delivered through lectures, reading, discussion, case studies, and small studio-based exercises.

Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 5:12am EDT 9/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 824
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023