21W.763J | Spring 2014 | Undergraduate

Transmedia Storytelling: Modern Science Fiction

Assignments and Student Work

Major Assignments

There will be three major assignments in this class.

  1. First Expansion (PDF)
    Due: Session 11
    A single expansion of previous original work onto another platform.

  2. Critical Essay (PDF)
    Due: Session 19
    A critical, analytical essay on some specific aspect of transmedia or a single transmedia product.

  3. Final Project

    Due: Session 24
    Presentations: Session 24 & 25
    For your final projects you will work in teams to create an original narrative that functions on multiple platforms, each of which enhances and expands the storytelling in a manner unique to that medium.

Example Student Work—Final Project

Project Helheim

A Fictional Alternate History Post-WWII

by a group of MIT students

A Memoir of Helheim (PDF)

Project Helheim: A Fictional Alternate History Post-WWII
Project Helheim Dialogue for Recording Script (PDF)

Typescript (PDF)

Chuck Travels on His Stomach (PDF)

WWII Documents
Project Helheim–Document 1 (PDF)
Project Helheim–Document 2 (PDF)
Project Helheim–Document 3 (PDF)
Project Helheim–Document 4 (PDF)
Project Helheim–Document 5 (PDF)
Project Helheim–Document 6 (PDF)

Video Blog
Script 1 (PDF)
Script 2 (PDF)
Script 3 (PDF)

Imitation - Excerpts

Techno-dystopia in the 25th Century

by a group of MIT Students

The Central Orbis Newspaper
April 29, 2480 (PDF)
May 27, 2480 (PDF)
June 3, 2480 (PDF)
June 7, 2480 (PDF)
June 15, 2480 (PDF)
June 19, 2480 (PDF)
June 20, 2480 (PDF)

The Hidden Zebra Blog

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2014
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Projects with Examples
Written Assignments with Examples
Presentation Assignments with Examples