As we work on the New Media 1: Perspectives course due to run in the fall and introduce New Media Communication to students, a few issues are beginning to stand out. Perspectives concentrates on narrative structures as they relate to media and to spatial analysis as this broad concept relates to the tools and stages that we work with to present, study, build and arrange ideas in digital and other physical spaces, including architecture, and the standards of simulations as well the relationships that authors and readers develop as they interact through their actions and objects (more on this a little later).
Students will do lots of hands on work and walking around and observing. In the context of New Media 1: Perspectives, everything seems relevant and nothing appears insignificant. The physicality of things–books, interface, games–is standing out. The NMC website should be up soon.