Digital Storytelling of Illness and Recovery

Casimir A. Kulikowski (Computer Science)

How do we go about designing and writing computer programs that will allow us to describe a personal medical history? What are the computer models and databases needed to capture the information about a person’s medical history so that we can most easily “thread” the stories of an illness? How do timelines help us in chronicling medical or health histories of patients—or ourselves? You will design scenarios to experiment with digital storytelling involving innovative combinations of the visual, narrative, and computational ways of describing experiences in health disruption—and the resulting disruption of lives—and how we portray them to each other.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 37 index 06889