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教學時程 (PDF)

課程描述

本課程探究的是,當敘事文本從印刷時代走入數位時代時,所具有的非序列性、多軸線、與互動形式的特質。本課程所涵蓋的作品包括猶太法典、經典非線性小說、實驗文學、早期的影音實驗、到近年來的多軸線與互動電影、互動遊戲。這一類的敘事文本以叉題、多重觀點、時空與故事軸線的斷裂作為其敘事手法,在解釋其結構特質時,本課程將佐以作者/讀者關係、劇情/故事、數位媒體與超文本的相關理論。本課程將談到以下問題:「如何定義『非序列性/多軸線』、『互動』、『敘事文本』。以上這些層面有多少程度是受文本、讀者、以及數位形式的影響?讀者與作者的角色定位為何?何種敘事文本特別適合發展成非序列性/互動形式?是否存在只適合數位形式的故事?有什麼東西是我們可以從過去非數位形式的非線性互動故事中學到的?

學生會發展出探討敘事文本、架構及讀者/使用者之間複雜關係的數位及非數位協同專案,以補充課程的閱讀和討論。這門課程的目的是拓展我們對敘事文本的理解並使我們對新媒體格式的批評分析技巧更精煉。



課程要求

出席狀況與課程參與(25%)
積極主動參與課程討論相當重要,課程參與可以幫助你形塑對於互動與非線性的敘事文本的了解,並且你的貢獻對整個團體來說是至為關鍵的。萬一你因故無法出席,必須事先與我聯絡以便做出適當的安排。

摘要/簡報(20%)
每個人都必須為自己的閱讀內容做簡報(依指定教材分配並發表於網站上)。針對理論進行簡短的10分鐘簡報。

報告(30%)
這門課是屬於CI-M. 學生須完成四份報告,總頁數需至少20頁。其中兩份報告需進行修正。最後一份報告可以整合進期末專案。報告必須以電腦打字、兩倍行高、予以適度的頁邊、需包含標題、並且需要注意文法與拼字是否正確。報告的修正部份需包含修正過程的簡述。

數位專案(25%)
三份專案。可包含發展良好的概念、原型、設計、實際的數位或非數位的作品、報告。專案皆需在課堂上簡報。最後一份專案可以將兩份課程專案進行整合、或者由其中一份專案延伸。

關於抄襲
抄襲侵犯了自由也有礙思路的整合。尤其對於需要相當程度依賴網路線上研究的課程而言,學生必須清楚知道何謂抄襲、並且避免之。文學系對於各種抄襲提出以下的說明與政策:

抄襲──未經許可使用其他人的智慧結晶──是一種相當嚴重的侵犯行為。文學院的政策是,學生若有抄襲情事將得到f,並且指導教授會將此案轉給訓誡委員會。課程外所有人的所有資訊的取得許可都必須在繳交的報告中清楚說明。所有的想法、論辯、從別人作品裡引來的字句都必須確認過並適度引註。從別人作品引用的部份都必須清楚標註為其他學生的作品。若要更進一步了解關於引用的規則,查詢Writing and Communication Center和麻省理工學院對於抄襲的格式說明,網址在:
http://web.mit.edu/writing/Special/plagiarism.html

麻省理工學院的忠於學術政策可在下面的連結中找到:http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html





Syllabus (PDF)

Course Description

This course explores the properties of non-sequential, multi-linear, and interactive forms of narratives as they have evolved from print to digital media. Works covered in this course range from the Talmud, classics of non-linear novels, experimental literature, early sound and film experiments to recent multi-linear and interactive films and games. The study of the structural properties of narratives that experiment with digression, multiple points of view, disruptions of time, space, and of storyline is complemented by theoretical texts about authorship/readership, plot/story, properties of digital media and hypertext. Questions that will be addressed in this course include: How can we define 『non-sequentiality/multi-linearity』, 『interactivity』, 『narrative』. To what extend are these aspects determined by the text, the reader, the digital format? What are the roles of the reader and the author? What kinds of narratives are especially suited for a non-linear/interactive format? Are there stories that can only be told in a digital format? What can we learn from early non-digital examples of non-linear and interactive story telling?

Students will develop digital and non-digital collaborative projects that explore the complex relationships of narrative, structure, and reader/user experience to complement the readings and discussions. Goal of this course is to expand our understanding of narrative and refine our skills in the critical analysis of new media formats.



Requirements

Attendance and Participation (25%)
It is important that you take actively part in the discussions in class. Your participation will shape your understanding of interactive and non-linear narratives and your contributions will be vital to the whole group. Should you be unable to come to class contact me ahead of time so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Summaries/Presentations (20%)
You are responsible for short summaries on your readings (as defined by the assignments and to be posted to server) short, 10 minute presentations in class on a theoretical text.

Papers (30%)
This is a CI-M subject. There will be four papers with a total minimum of 20 pages. Two papers need to be revised. The last one can be combined with your final project. Essays must be typed or word-processed, double-spaced, and adequately margined, should include a title, and need to observe the conventions of grammar and spelling. Revisions should include a brief statement summarizing the process of revision.

Digital Projects (25%)
Three projects; they can consist of a well-developed concept, a prototype, designs, an actual digital or non-digital implementation, and a report. All projects need to be presented in class. The final project can be a combination of the other two class projects or an extension of one.

Statement on Plagiarism
Plagiarism attacks the freedom and integrity of thought. Especially in a class that will depend to some extent on online research, you must know what constitutes plagiarism and avoid it. The Literature Department has formulated this statement and policy for all plagiarism cases:

Plagiarism--use of another's intellectual work without acknowledgement--is a serious offense. It is the policy of the Literature Faculty that students who plagiarize will receive an F in the subject, and that the instructor will forward the case to the Committee on Discipline. Full acknowledgement for all information obtained from sources outside the classroom must be clearly stated in all written work submitted. All ideas, arguments, and direct phrasings taken from someone else's work must be identified and properly footnoted. Quotations from other sources must be clearly marked as distinct from the student's own work. For further guidance on the proper forms of attribution consult the style guides available in the Writing and Communication Center and MIT Website on Plagiarism located at:
http://web.mit.edu/writing/Special/plagiarism.html

MIT's academic honesty policy can be found at the following link: http://web.mit.edu/policies/10.0.html




 
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