Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Ever since I brought up the idea of an interactive essay in class I have been thinking of ways to make it work. Seriously, for some reason I have become really excited to work on this thing. My essay will start out on the broad topic of technology and then break off into two choices so far (biology, narrative). From Narrative it will break into one of two example narratives (narratives in music, written narratives) and at this level you will be able to choose from two narratives(the odyssey, house of leaves). Then it is basically on to some sort of discussion about concept albums and how they relate to narratives and technology depending on which choices you make. The prospective concept albums thus far include:[Poe:haunted, King Diamond:them, conspiracy (both make up a larger story), Ahab:call of the wretched sea, Mastadon:leviathon, Dimmu Borgir:in sorte diaboli, and my most important one (which is actually a 24 minute song and not a full concept album) Symphony X"the odyssey")]. I have actually thought a lot about this and have a fairly comprehensive decision tree (that grows with every good idea).