Maintained under the direction of Patrick Jagoda (Assistant Professor of English at the University of Chicago, affiliated with the department of Cinema and Media Studies), this site collects the blog entries and final essay abstracts of students enrolled in the Digital Storytelling course at the University of Chicago. This course investigates the ways that new media have changed contemporary society and the cultural narratives that shape it. Along the way, we will analyze hypertext fiction, twine games, interactive dramas, videogames, Alternate Reality Games, and more. Our critical study will concern issues such as nonlinear narrative, network aesthetics, and videogame mechanics. Throughout the semester, our analysis of computational fictions will be haunted unceasingly by gender, class, race, and other ghosts in the machine.