Comics: Theory and Practice

MIT Building 1, Room 145 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

A visual lecture and intensive hands-on workshop with Scott McCloud in the art of making comics. Strong emphasis will be given to developing clarity, storytelling skills and personal expression.

Performing Videogame Narratives in Space: Indexical Storytelling

Comparative Media Studies: MIT Building E15, Room 335 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA

Clara Fernández-Vara compares and contrasts videogames with theatre to understand how they can incorporate narratives as part of the performance.

Jason Mittell: “Strategies of Storytelling in Transmedia Television”

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Middlebury's Jason Mittell on how television narratives have expanded and been complicated through transmedia extensions, including video games, novelizations, websites, online video, and alternate reality games.

Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look

MIT Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 123 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

A panel with some of the leading creators in virtual reality -- Raney Aronson-Rath, Jessica Brillhart, Nonny de la Peña, and Caspar Sonnen -- to better understand VR’s potentials and implications for documentary and journalism.

The City Talks: Storytelling at the New York Times’s Metro Desk

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Emily Rueb, a reporter for The New York Times, will share insights gained in bursting boundaries of traditional storytelling for The New York Times's Metro desk -- weaving video, audio, illustrations and text across multiple platforms.

Civic Arts Series: Erik Loyer

MIT Building E15, Room 001 ("The Cube") 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Erik Loyer's award-winning work explores new blends of game dynamics, poetic expression and interactive visual storytelling.