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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2018


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    DMS 463SEM - Interactive Fiction
    Lecture
    Interactive Fiction ANST Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22314   Enrollment Capacity:   18
    Section:   ANST   Enrollment Total:   18
    Credits:   4.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   M W , 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
    Room:   Cfa 235 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
      Course Description
    Interactive stories set in immersive 3D virtual worlds are a staple of science fiction. Devices that allow people to inhabit personalized stories and interact with computer characters are described in Neuromancer, Star Trek, and Ray Bradbury's short story, The Vveldt. In the 1980s and 1990s industry insiders believed that a marriage between video games and Hollywood movies was imminent. Meanwhile, writers were excited by the non-linear and interactive potential of hypertext, but killer interactive fiction has not emerged. This course will examine interactive narrative in theory and practice. We will look at the reasons why interactive fiction is so difficult to create and study. Encourages students to create their own interactive fiction. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.
      Instructor(s)
                 Anstey, J R look up    
      On-line Resources
    Other Courses Taught By: Anstey, J R