21W.753[J] Phantasmal Media: Theory and Practice


Class Info

Engages students in theory and practice of using computational techniques for developing expressive digital media works. Surveys approaches to understanding human imaginative processes, such as constructing concepts, metaphors, and narratives, and applies them to producing and understanding socially, culturally, and critically meaningful works in digital media. Readings engage a variety of theoretical perspectives from cognitive linguistics, literary and cultural theory, semiotics, digital media arts, and computer science. Students produce interactive narratives, games, and related forms of software art. Some programming and/or interactive web scripting experience (e.g., Flash, Javascript) is desirable. Students taking the graduate version complete a project requiring more in-depth theoretical engagement.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.753[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by D. Harrell.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

In the Fall 2010 Subject Evaluations, 21W.753[J] was rated 6.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Comparative Media Studies Undergraduate Studies - MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing site.

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