Course: Digital Narratives & Blended Spaces


This interdisciplinary course addresses how principles of textual, visual, oral, and place-based storytelling challenge and enhance the conceptualisation, construction and experience of digitally- created worlds connecting to real-world places, locations, and landscapes. Applying principles of storytelling to digital worlds helps define and innovate the shape of these worlds. Focused on the underlying belief that technology and narrative create a feedback loop, with one mediating the other, this course is based on iterations of ideation, conceptualisation, and prototyping to integrate critical insights that will push on the boundaries of established beliefs and the regulated time-space we live by, in the connectedness of datafied space and localised place.

What: A two-week virtual course on Digital Narratives & Blended Spaces offered through #dariahTeach

Who will be teaching:  Marianne Ping Huang, Associate Professor and Development Coordinator for Cultural Creative Collaborations, Aarhus University; Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Arts and Culture, Maastricht University;

Who this is for: Those interested in learning how narrative functions in a digital space, with a special focus on Snowfall narratives.

Where: Online. The course will be offered asynchronously over a two week period, accompanied by a group chat, and punctuated by two synchronous Zoom tutorials/classes/conversations (see below)

When the Course Runs: October 26th (course material becomes available) – November 9th 2020

When Tutorials Take Place: 15:00-17:00 CET, Mondays 2 & 9 November 2020

How: This course is full, applications for it have closed!!