Presentation on theme: "World building in transmedia practices Julie Habib, Asli Dinc, Daisy Chan."— Presentation transcript:
World building in transmedia practices Julie Habib, Asli Dinc, Daisy Chan
C ONSTRUCTION OF W ORLD IN S CIENCE F ICTION Plot Characters Universe
M ACRO CREATIONS OF F ANTASY W ORLD BUILDING Temporal and metaphysical reality Close-ended and open-ended narrative
M ICRO CREATIONS OF F ANTASY W ORLD BUILDING Characters: People or Aliens Politics Technology Interactions (names; looks; jargons)
E XAMPLE 1- T HE M ARVEL AND DC U NIVERSES Two of the largest examples of world building shared fictional universe fictional world where the events of superheroes take place
T HE M ARVEL U NIVERSE Most well-known characters: Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men
T HE DC UNIVERSE well-known superheroes: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman
A GOOD EXAMPLE BECAUSE … World building = creating a fictional, imaginary world Superheroes co-exist in a shared universe First established in All Star Comics in 1940 Superman and Batman together on the front page
S IMILARITIES TO THE REAL WORLD Both very similar to the real world Most of the features of the real world, except for superheroes and supervillians Fictional elements: very advanced technology Real cities vs. fictional cities Spiderman – New York Batman - Gotham City Superman – Metropolis Reflect and criticize aspects of life in larger cities
D EPICTION OF REAL - WORLD EVENTS Similarities in the depiction of real-world events reacted on September 11 Marvel superheroes often in NY Spiderman and other heroes helping rescue workers after the attack DC Universe: General zod as Osama BinLaden and the superman villian Lex Luthor as GeorgeW. Bush. Fictional but clear parallels to the real-world.
E XAMPLE 2- H ARRY P OTTER Great example of ‘World building’ Different setting used than our world “Magic works”
I NTRODUCING THE FICTIONAL WORLD Set in both the real world and the fictional world Started in the real world King’s cross railway station London
L IFESTYLE Contains similair features of lifestyle to ‘real- world’ Differences...