Lecture 2 Notes: Restitutions and Complications
Reader Writer Contract
Stableford 3rd Generation Science Fiction (SF)
SF moving from print to media?
Always has been in media but
PNH@Tor now declares it a TV
Lecture 1 Notes: Transmedia
How old is transmedia?
What is transmedia?
Who are you? Why are you here?
What do you think transmedia is?
telling a story/narrative on different platforms (media)
that take advantage of the specific p
Lecture 7 Notes: Exposition and its Uses
Information (Exposition) Teaching the World
Now difference across media (what we did before was the same across media)
These elements exist in all media, but they work differently
Essentially, ALL narrative is abou
Lecture 3 Notes: World Geographic Properties
Transmedia Storytelling Session 3
If you like, next class bring blank paper, colored pencils, graph paper
World Building 1 (Hunger Games & Zombies, Run)
Elements of a world
Lecture 5 Notes: Complexities in Stories
Story is about how characters grow, change, and become
How do characters get what
they want? It cant be easy to
They must be willing to do something - What are they willing to do? How far will
Lecture 4 Notes: Storytelling using Transmedia
What makes a character
compelling? Relatable but
relatable can be dull
What do you find compelling in Hunger Games? (or do you?
Compelling ACTION?) When Katniss vol
Lecture 10 Notes: Stories of Gaming
Punday: Linked lexias
In order to unlock more open ended
less narrative Is that true?
moral Greek tragedy (both
right in conflict) at
Lecture 9 Notes: Story Arc
Arc of Story
How TV grew
Now arcs of story are nested: ( ( (episode) season ) series)
These arcs are fractile BUT there must be enough story for the full arc
Arcs are emotional they are about characters; larger
Lecture 8 Notes: Visual Information
We always get information visual and we trust visual information we
privilege it, eyewitness
Silent film (explain Napoleon, England, and our
own war of 1812) Nonlinear a lot of information
can be conv
Lecture 6 Notes: Science Fiction Story Properties
What Makes it SF?
Is genre just a marketing category?
Could you recase the narrative without the SF/fantasy element?
What would it lose?
Firefly loses nothing it is a Western in
SF dressing Why?
Is the Hun