About this Project
The Transmedia Story Lab project brings together a research team from the Biological Sciences Division, Humanities Division, and School of Social Service Administration to explore ways that narrative arts — especially emergent digital media and transmedia storytelling forms — can influence broader publics, impact policies, and improve health. The Lab, an initiative of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), seeks to produce a unique body of knowledge about new media storytelling that explores intersections between the arts and sciences, as well as critical making and practice-based research in the humanities. The project also explores transmedia storytelling itself as a qualitative research method that could further the field of public health. Through providing infrastructural support for establishing the Lab, the Neubauer Collegium will facilitate the development of new analytic, qualitative, and quantitative research methods for studying the impact of narrative in public health, and enable scholarship that exists at the intersection between the digital humanities and public policy.
August 17, 2016
Patrick Jagoda comments on video games' role in art and academia.
February 9, 2016
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected 12 new collaborative research projects that unite leading scholars from the University of Chicago and beyond to explore novel approaches to complex human questions.
-- UChicago News by Susie Allen