THE NOVELTY EFFECT: A SHORT STORY
The most creatively challenging class I’ve ever taken was also my favorite class in four years: Multimedia Storytelling. This project had few parameters, aside from length and the inclusion of sound. My professor really gave free reign, but to publish a digital narrative that incorporated multimedia elements. I drew inspiration from a couple of New York Times stories: Snowfall and The Uninhabitable Village. The topic I chose to write about - novelty - is, yes, random and highly arbitrary. But, that was part of the challenge. I like a challenge. My goal was to tell a story. My goal was to create content people enjoyed engaging with. And, my goal was to try to turn an irrelevant concept into a captivating narrative that would make my readers think. So, I chose to write about the effect novelty has on our perspectives.