Digital Arts and New Media: MFA: Collaboration, Innovation, Social Impact

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Playable Fictions (Spring 2010 - Winter 2011)

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The possibilities of digital media have enabled a blossoming of new models of character, story, and language. From computer games with epic structures to experimental interactive films, digital fictions are providing diverse experiences for a wide range of audiences. From ambitious AI experiments to straightforward uses of weblogs and email, authors are creating digital fictions at a wide range of technical complexity. Within this wide range, some projects focus on the potential of play.


This project group will explore the potential of playable experiences that combine the concerns of fiction (language, character, story), the techniques and research methods of media making and computer science, and the insights of game design.