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The University of Edinburgh: Narrative Futures: Art, Data, Society

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Email futurestudents@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 297 3272
Study type Taught

Summary

A new, interdisciplinary degree with the Edinburgh Futures Institute We see and shape the world through narrative. The stories that mould our hopes and dreams, that direct our responses to climate change and our economic and political behavior, are found everywhere: on the page, on the stage and on the screen, in offices, museums and classrooms, in computer labs and in the great outdoors, told by human beings and by algorithms.

If you want to investigate how narratives influence our lived realities and how they can create alternative ways of envisioning the future, then the Edinburgh Futures Institute Masters programme in Narrative Futures is for you. Whichever career you are based in or aspire to (creative, technical, governmental, academic), you will be able to apply the insights gained during your studies.

The programme will offer all the benefits of interdisciplinarity while maintaining a strong emphasis on integration by bringing together three broad areas of inquiry: art, data and society. You will learn how narratives are being transformed in a variety of artistic domains, from creative writing to game design; in different spheres of social life, from digital markets to religious or environmental discourses; and at the frontier of computational developments in artificial intelligence. And for your final project, you will apply your conceptual understanding of storytelling dynamics to produce a new narrative artefact of your own or to critically analyse an existing narrative medium or practice.

This bold new programme in Narrative Futures will combine hands-on creative and data skills development with research-led theoretical inquiry to help you master the narratives through which human beings perceive and (re)create the world.

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