A series of three lectures, held remotely by international guests, addresses the fields of Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN) and transmedia storytelling. In doing so, the guests will also tackle game design and game studies in a cross-sectional way.
Hoping that the series may be of interest for the Department of Design, we extend the invitation to colleagues and other courses.
Monday, March 14th, 5.15-6:15 pm
Joleen Blom on Characters and Transmedia Storytelling
Joleen Blom (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Tampere University Game Research Lab and at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. She wrote her dissertation on dynamic game characters, developing a transmedial approach to study their proliferation across popular cultural media, with special attention to the role of games and characters within the Japanese media mix. Currently, she studies mediated intimacy, and players’ affective and parasocial relationships with game characters.
More info: joleenblom.com
Monday, April 4th, 5.00-6:15 pm
Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling – Part 1
Monday, May 16th, 5.00-6:15 pm
Chris Crawford on Interactive Storytelling – Part 2
Christopher Crawford is an American video game designer and writer. In 1992 Crawford withdrew from commercial game development and began experimenting with ideas for a next generation interactive storytelling system. In 2018, Crawford announced that he had halted his work on interactive storytelling, concluding that it will take centuries for civilization to embrace the required concepts.
More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Crawford_(game_designer); erasmatazz.com
Complex Artefacts and System Design Studio / Sez. C3, MSc in Communication Design and MSc in Digital and Interaction Design 2021/2022
Lectures: Mariana Ciancia, Ilaria Mariani
Tutors: Walter Mattana, Leonardo Codamo