We have been shrouded in mystery. That’s by design! But today we are releasing the Networked Narratives “spine” that defines the shape of the open course that starts the week of January 16.
Typical courses will have a familiar syllabus or schedule, but as you will see unfolding soon, nothing about Networked Narratives will be typical. The idea of a spine is that it defines the structure and framework of a structure or even our own bodies, but is also flexible.
We have devised a structure where each month we have a different theme and set of activities. The students registered for a digital storytelling course at Kean University will be there for the entire length of spine; the same activities will be available to open participants as well.
This is not a course of live video streams from a classroom or canned lectures by professors sitting in front of bookshelves. There will be live events in February and March, but they will take place out in the world; we are even launching a tour bus.
Some exact details are to be hung on the spine, but you can now get a sense of what we are doing, when, and then you can pick where you want to join in.
Interested? Curious? DO you want to explore the idea of being a digital alchemist, crafting stories with the elements and elixers of words and media, connected via the web? Here’s what to do…
- Sign up for our announcement emails or keep an eye on the front page announcements on this site.
- Follow @netnarr in twitter. Think if you want to use your regular twitter account or maybe craft a new identity. Or not bother; nothings is strictly required.
- Start doing the Daily Digital Alchemy
- Start thinking if you want to use an existing blog as your Digital Alchemy notebook or maybe create a new one.
Look soon for an entrance door that will guide you through the process of assembling your digital alchemy tools and online laboratory.
In novum orbem elementa alchimia facimus.