As 360 experiences overwhelm our media sphere, we know that the rules for creating these media on flat screens are no longer valid. What does it mean for an experience or story to be immersive? How can we craft narratives that emerge from the dynamics of interaction? This site introduces concepts of immersive storytelling, serving as a companion to the undergraduate lecture class taught by Anezka Sebek at Parsons School of Design.

Immersive storytelling transports interactors to different times, places, and alternate realities. With the help of emerging technology, immersive storytelling is also revolutionizing how we experience and share culture. From the simple to the complex, the course will cover a mix of digital and analog forms of storytelling. While there’s little definitive terminology, it’s still important to be familiar with common terms and their meanings. Here are some key definitions to get you started on your journey. Please consider how these can be applied to your own practice. This website is a work in progress. We hope you will contribute examples of your own work in the course.

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Oyster VR

Created for the Verizon 5G challenge, this VR and web experience teaches students about Oyster Reef restoration. Developed in spring 2019, the experience uses 3D models and environments in virtual space as a tool to learn about pollution and oyster reef restoration in the Hudson River Bay.

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