Friday, September 25, 2015

Shortlist for project topics - choose the topics you want to work with!

Below are the topics you can choose to form project groups around. There are 16 topics in the list below and we expect around 12 groups to come out of this process (with ≈ 5 members in each group).  Do note that the last four topics on the list below are new and have been suggested by students (i.e. no group worked with these topics at the seminar earlier this week). GO HERE to specify your 1st, 2nd and 3rd hand choices for project topics you want to work with!

DO NOTE: The deadline for specifying your preferences is Tuesday September 29 at 15.00. We will put the project groups together immediately afterwards and you will get to know the results at the seminar on Friday October 2. If you do not specify you preferences, we will assume that you are equally interested in all topics and equally happy to work with whichever topic and in whichever group you end up in!

DO NOTE: Also students who have applied to be in the executive group should choose groups according to the instructions in this blog post despite the fact that some of you will join the executive group instead of a project group.

DO NOTE: It might be possible to form two project groups around the same topic if there is overwhelming interest in a specific topic. These two groups would initially have to work together to carve out two different and separate directions in which to take your respective projects. It's ok to overlap - but not too much!

I wrote a blog post about the Future of Media group formation process on my personal academic blog: "How should student project groups be put together?". Scroll to the last part of the blog post if you just want the basic facts.

By all means also have a look at a second blog post I have written about students' ambition, grades and the work load in this course; "Student project groups - ambitions and grades".

Do also note that the topics below are only to be seen as starting points - the project groups can develop, change and bend the descriptions below in any direction you think is interesting.

/Malin and Daniel

Possible project group ideas are:


1. Big data storytelling
Big amounts of data are nowadays constantly collected from things we do in our lives. (How) can big data be used to tell good stories?

2. Personalized storytelling
How can storytelling become more personalized? What technologies can help create personalized stories?

3. Interactive storytelling
How can storytelling become more interactive? What technologies can help create more interactive stories?

4. Overcoming shorter attention spans
The audience’ attention span is getting shorter. How can we resist or overcome this trend? What technologies are necessary in this process?

5. Eyewitness storytelling
How can eyewitness storytelling be developed in a high-tech future?

6. Point of View ”filters” (ex. Swedish PoV)
What are some ways to filter information in order to get a point of view? Or the opposite - how can we overcome this filtering problem?

7. Future of audio storytelling
In what ways can audio storytelling be developed in the future?

8. Social media storytelling
What social media channels are best suited for storytelling? How do channels differ, and how can they be developed in a high-tech future to enhance storytelling?

9. Virtual Reality storytelling
What opportunities do virtual reality bring to storytelling, and how can this field be developed?

10. Storytelling through computer games
How can we tell stories through computer games? How can computer games be developed to tell better stories/better tell stories?

11. Learning from storytelling in fairy tales
What can be learned from storytelling in fairy tales and how can it be used to capture the audience’ attention and imagination in a high-tech future?

12. Our human senses and storytelling
How can we use different features involving our five senses when telling stories? What are the opportunities for relying on more than sight (and sound) in a high-tech future?

13. Storytelling on small screens
Small screens constitute a large limitation. How can we make storytelling more appealing on our smartphones?

14. Cross-cultural storytelling
How can we bridge cultures and deliver great stories to various audiences in a globalised world? How would suitable computer tools and platforms work?

15. Storytelling trough moving images
What is the future of storytelling through moving images (movies, television, YouTube/web etc.)?Can computers perhaps open up possibilities for making interactive storytelling feasible? 

16 Storytelling in advertising
The art of storytelling is and has been used as a tool for promoting products and services. How can storytelling be used to convey powerful messages through advertising with the help of emerging media technologies?

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