The first class of the semester opened with examining the ideas of space, and how it is constructed. The discussion recapped the learnings of the semesters past, examining the text discussed, from Invisible Cities, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Alice in Wonderland, Heart of Darkness and texts like In Praise of Shadows. The class shared their ideas on spaces, while they worked with their thesis projects.
The class laid out the road map for the semester and discussed learning outcomes, projects and the scope of the course.
For their first assignment, students were asked to create a merged space, fusing an “imagined” space from a film, novel or game with a real one. The results, as you can see from the blog were entertaining (to say the least!).