Zeitgeist in Zigzag™

Semester of Creation

Fall 12-1-2019

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)

Professor Name

Dr. Sergio Figueiredo

Course Number

PRWR 6850

Course Title

Writing for Interactive Media

Description of Work

Zeitgeist in Zigzag™ is an experimental writing and simple interactive media production project using humor, primarily sarcasm and parody, to position select conflicting aspects of often opposing modes of thinking and communication. This work is modeled on historical and modern forms of humor as found in the works of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Walt Kelly (the Pogo comic strips of the 1960s and 1970s), and others.

Description of Assignment

Develop an Individual, Interactive Media Project

This project requires specific research methodologies used ethically and purposefully in the composition of the project. For the benefit of readers, a discussion of research methods and practices into the project itself has been provided.

In addition to the project, an artist’s statement is also provided that addresses in detail the research focus, purpose and production process for this individual project.

The final project should be 5,000-7,500 words and include at least 6 original, self-produced, non-alphabetic media elements (e.g., videos, audio recordings, animation, digital games, GIFs, etc.)—if your project focuses more on non-alphabetic writing, my expectation is that your transcripts will be the equivalent of 5,000-7,500 words. The media you choose to use should be purposeful and appropriate to your particular treatment of the collection’s theme, with at least three different kinds of interactive media being intentionally and purposefully integrated into your project.