28 October, 2017

Game of Thrones from a co-disciplinary perspective

Join us for a co-disciplinary event as part of LMC's "Digital Media Talks" on Monday, on GAME of THRONES, with Janet Murray, author of Hamlet on the Holodeck, and Richard Utz, author of Medievalism: A Manifesto.

When: Monday, October 30, 2017, 1:55pm to 2:45pm

Where: GVU Café (TSRB 2nd Floor) Georgia Tech

JM - Game of Thrones is an extended transmedia fiction based in an encyclopedically detailed storyworld that pushes the envelope on how much plot and how many characters reader/viewers can keep track of.  It is therefore a productive focus for thinking about the new multisequential story structures that digital media can make possible. I will show some examples from my Project Studio group and talk about related story abstraction work beginning in the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center.  

RU - Medievalists often consider GoT as an opportunity to attract additional students and identify the narrative's alleged sources and analogues. They disregard the neomedievalist aesthetics of the series, which has more to do with contemporary game worlds than medieval influence. In fact, had the author of the Morte d'Arthur (c. 1485) written his book in 2017, his compendious prose compilation of Arthurian stories may have found as enthusiastic a reception among contemporary TV audiences as the smart TV adaptation of the prosaic The Song of Ice and Fire