CLASS SCHEDULE

JANUARY

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WEEK 1:
01/04 /// VIRTUAL SPACE
Hello there.
Introductions and a tour of our syllabus.
What are virtual spaces? How is storytelling intrinsically tied to platform?
HOMEWORK:
Exercise 1: Virtual Dreams

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WEEK 2:
01/11 /// STORY AND SPACE: WRITING IN 3D
Asking the big questions—how do you transition from one virtual space to another?
We’ll discuss AR, VR, and 360 works that feature interesting editing strategies.
In-class exercise:
Exercise 2: 360 Aural Story
DUE:
Exercise 1: Virtual Dreams
HOMEWORK:
Exercise 2: 360 Aural Story
Week 2 Media

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WEEK 3:
01/18 HOLIDAY /// MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
No class, but there’s still some work to do:
DUE:
Exercise 2: 360 Aural Story
HOMEWORK:
Exercise 3: Diving Bell
Week 3 Media

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WEEK 4:
01/25 /// EMPATHY  MACHINE
We will focus on social justice works, documentary, and embodiment as the premise for a true story.
DUE:
Exercise 3: Diving Bell
HOMEWORK:
Exercise 4: 360 Cinema Space
Week 4 Media

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FEBRUARY

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WEEK 5:
02/01 /// GAME SPACE
Machinima, simulation, and interactivity.
Part of this class will be a tutorial in Unity for 3DOF headsets.
DUE:
Exercise 4: 360 Cinema Space
HOMEWORK:
Week 5 Media

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WEEK 5.5:
02/07 /// OPTIONAL UNITY WORKSHOP
Let’s continue working in Unity together. 2—4 pm PST Sunday

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WEEK 6:
02/08 /// PROPOSAL WORKSHOP
We’ll spend this class session discussing opportunities and strategies for building a strong XR proposal.
HOMEWORK:
Final Project: Part 1
Week 6 Media

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WEEK 7:
02/15 HOLIDAY /// PRESIDENTS DAY
No class.
Note—the timing of this holiday is unfortunate, so feel free to send me your Final Project: Part 1 story for feedback if you have finished it. You can also reach out for a meeting.
HOMEWORK:
Exercise 5: VoVR Response

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WEEK 8:
02/22 /// REAL BODY VIRTUAL SPACE
In this class, we will explore mixed reality performance and body-affirming AR.
DUE:
Exercise 5: VoVR
Final Project: Part 1

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MARCH

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WEEK 9:
03/01 /// SOCIAL SPACE
This will be a short, easygoing day, exploring the stories you’ll find on social platforms like Twitter, TikTok, Roblox, VR Chat.

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WEEK 10:
03/08 Final Project Presentations Group 1

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WEEK 11:
03/15 Final Project Presentations Group 2