Comm Lab: Hypercinema

Marianne Petit

Storytelling is a powerful method of communicating messages and engaging an audience. Whether you are building an expressive narrative world, documenting existing work, or pitching a new project, a carefully crafted story is a powerful way to connect with others.  How do new technologies change the way we tell stories? Communications Lab: Hypercinema will examine new forms of communication and storytelling through an investigation of time-based media. This course will cover principles of interpersonal communication, media theory and collaborative storytelling through a series of weekly assignments and labs. Over the course of the semester students will become comfortable with the basics of time-based media, and examine the contexts in which this media exists in society, both historically and in current practice. Topics include: sound art, animation, immersion and interactivity, and real time 3d game engine environments.