1. Transmedia narratives are an emergent storytelling form that takes a single cohesive story, breaks it up into pieces and then tells that story in a non-linear way across multiple mediums.

    Instead of a single linear narrative, a story/documentary/project can be broken up into a series of blocks of content organized as subsections or asides or continuations that people can explore according to their own interests.

  2. Infinite Canvas: Moving Beyond the Page

    By dividing the content this way, different aspects of stories can be told in different media formats - text, video, audio, photo slideshows, graphics - that are the most appropriate to the content, making storytelling more engaging for the user.

    The goal is to create an expansive and participatory experience.

    What does it takes to create an immersive storytelling experience from concept to execution?

  3. Narrative Design as Choreography

    In a world moving towards big data, the creative uses of media and cultural expression have the power to contextualize human experiences and effect change. By creating a fragmented storytelling experience you engage the author, the user and the communities with a stakehold in the content. By sharing assets and creating entry points into issues and solutions across multiple forms of media, we can create collaborative action.

  4. Part 1: Introduction to Non Linear Story Telling -Defining a project & and exploring how to create a balance between the user experience & the author's intention.

    Define a Format
    Devlop a Narrative Structure
    Decide what the right set of tools are.

  5. Part 2: Students brainstorm, identify themes and start to develop a storytelling experience

    Explore first person, second person/audience, third person/undefined, alternating POVs

    Learn how teamwork involves losing some control while collaboration helps the project evolve and change

    Learn how to speak to your audience by first defining who they are.

    Plan and storyboard how to divide a story into topical segments

  6. Part Three. Diving Into Possibilities.

    Tweeting/live blogging
    Editing your own work and the work of your collaborators
    Blogging on WordPress/Tumblr
    Shooting/editing photos, video
    Recording sound and audio editing
    Mapping data with simple Google Maps
    Learning to design an infographic and how to vsualize data
    Storytelling through Storify/Pinterest/Cowbird/Instagram and so on