114 | CCN: 23600

Rhetoric of Digital Media

Story, Performance and Game

Instructor: Felipe Gutterriez,

4 Units

Tu/Th 12:30- 2:00pm, Dwinelle 209

In this course we will examine a wide range of digital media practices including hypertext, interactive drama, videogames, literary interactive fiction, socially constructed narratives in multi-user spaces, and artificial intelligence-based story generation. Through a mixture of readings, discussion, and project work, we will explore the theoretical positions, debates, and design issues arising from these different practices. Topics will include the rhetorical, ludic, theatrical, and narrative dimensions of digital media as well as their political and legal ramifications.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor