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The online lives of fictional characters: A method for ideation and creation of characters and their environments

Antonopoulou, Alexandra (2017) The online lives of fictional characters: A method for ideation and creation of characters and their environments. In: Digitally Engaged Learning Conference, 14-15 September 2017, London.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Antonopoulou, Alexandra

This presentation will discuss a teaching module that aimed in character and narrative development for animation. In particular, as part of the project students had to create social media accounts for fictional characters and use these as a way to generate conversations and narrate the characters’ adventures. The aim was to ultimately enhance the students’ ideation processes, develop the design of the characters and the narrative environment around them. The project will analyse and trigger conversations around the characters’ online mediated development as well as the ways that their social media accounts had created subversive narratives that mutate reality and fiction. The project will outline the relationship between teaching and making within a social media environment that fosters fiction and creativity. Part of its methodology explores the interactions between tacit and explicit knowledge and the ways that these lead to cycles of making and researching. At the same time, the conversations will explore how these dynamic and spontaneous processes develop innovative teaching models that can be transfered in different contexts.

Official Website: http://www.digitallyengagedlearning.net/2017/about/
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: September 2017
Event Location: London
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 16:06
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2021 16:06
Item ID: 16449
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/16449

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