The goal of this discussion is to reflect on the possibilities of virtual reality for immersive storytelling. This discussion board is meant to add on to our work in-class while allowing you the space to think about how these concepts, ideas, and theories apply to real world examples and experiences.
In your initial post to this discussion board, you should do the following:
- Pick a book, movie, or television show that you know well.
- Describe the experience of engaging with that book, movie, or television show:
- That is, what is the interface that you engage with to get the story from the book, movie, or television show?
- Now think about turning this book, movie, or television show into a virtual reality or hologram experience:
- How would the experience of engaging with the book, movie or television show be the same? How would it be different?
- Would you recommend turning it into an immersive experience? Why or why not?
Your initial post must contain references back to the course material (i.e. lectures, term sheets) to explain your answer. This reference should follow a proper citation format (e.g. APA or MLA). Initial posts should be at least 250 words, and should follow academic English writing guidelines (see this sitefor more information).
After your initial post, you should respond to two classmates in a way that adds to the discussion. Adding to the discussion means that you respond in a way that could allow the conversation to go off into a new direction. Try using these prompts to help structure your responses:
- Did you agree with your classmate, and how so?
- Did you disagree with your classmate, and how so?
- Do you have any questions for your classmate?
- Do you have any suggestions for your classmate?
Initial posts will be due by Friday at 11:59pm, and responses to classmates will be due that Sunday at 11:59pm.
Note: the discussion here should follow commonly established netiquette rules, meaning any personal attacks (e.g. trolling, flaming, name-calling, and so forth) will result in the perpetrator receiving a 0 for this assignment.