I’ll report back here to let you know how it goes, but I’m teaching a course about technology and literature. We’ll be reading things like Frankenstein, Doctor Moreau, and R.U.R. but we’ll also be reading Choice of Robots when we study how technology can create new ways of presenting and experiencing literature.
It’s at the end of a pretty heavy semester of work for them, so a few weeks where they can play some IF and write about how interactive literature works seems like a good treat. And I’m looking forward to talking about it with my students!
I’ve never, ever taught anything quite this unusual before (although I will be putting the visual novel, “Asphyxia” on the syllabus next year when I do Romantic Literature). Wish me luck!
Secretly I am hoping to convert a lot of people to Choice of Games.