IMA Number: IMA 768.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Rachel Stevens

This class meets Mondays 6:10 - 9pm in HN 544

Full Course Description:

In this production class we explore how experimental and nonlinear forms inform both the production and reception of stories. We spend time with forms such as the archive, the collage, spatial montage, the algorithm, the score, the book, the game, the network, the remix and the embodied or situated storyteller. Topics include: memory and temporality; poetics, abstraction and legibility; image and language relationships; appropriation and translation; location/locality and place; fiction and documentary hybrids; the presentation of research-based practice; media transcoding; electronic or interactive writing; and collaboration.

A series of short, scripted, in-class and out-of-class exercises and projects throughout the semester are designed to collectively generate ideas and to prototype work quickly, leading to a final media project of your own design. We will look a range of examples of experimental media and discuss one to two texts a week.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement.