Students will experiment with what Carl Wilson calls a “sympathetic hearing,” meaning they will listen to a song that they despise with open ears and an open mind. They will then while then compose a podcast documenting their experiences.
This assignment invites students to undertake their own experiments in audio storytelling by recording, reflecting upon, and remixing a conversation with another individual who has shared a common experience.
Working with a short story of their choice, students are challenged to re-imagine this text as a sequence of 12 to 16 comic panels that express the complexities of the story's plot, theme, characters, and mood in a condensed visual form.
This assignment asks students to take a quote from a course reading and insert hyperlinks to images, videos, ads, and/or voice clips in order to explore, interpret, and adapt a writer's argument.