Cross-Platform Storytelling: Tell a story that
begins with a web page you build and ends with a
link to the starting point. Your story may be fiction or nonfiction. Traverse at least three platforms in between, leveraging the strengths of each to help
your reader visualize the story.
Read the short story selections here. Choose
one short story and set the text using HTML and
CSS (JS optional) so that the reader will not only be able to read the story but also experience your interpretation of the story. Use the visual language
of the web—hypertext, responsive design, forms,
color, divs—to express the meaning of your
Complete your in class activity: creating a case
study for your partner’s Stories as Networks project for
Thursday. We will look at them as a class.
For this project, we’ll make use of Airtable’s API
to design and build a website to contain and display
your peer’s content. Keep in mind that you’re not
designing a fixed, unchanging website: you’re
designing a system that can expand or contract
to show this collection as it changes. Always think
about WHAT you want to do and WHY, and then HOW.
Create a set of rules which lead your website to generate contents and form by audience’s input. You use HTML, CSS and JS to make the website. What is your idea and how does it connect to your rule? Who is your audience and how do they interact on the web? Is your idea presented in the final typography and form? In this project, we’ll explore the boundaries of what a tool can be when it is made on the web. It is very important that you test and try to use the tool you make. Ask as many people as possible to play with it. It will help you improve the tool.