Project 1 : Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice
BY ROBERT FROST

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Here’s a pretty dystopian little poem by Robert Frost, but I thought we’d start with it. After all, many of Frost’s poems have recently passed into public domain.

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/robert-frost-poem-and-other-1923-works-enter-the-public-domain

http://www.publicdomainpoems.com/robertfrost.html

More about Robert Frost: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-frost

 

It’s interesting to look at this poem, written a century ago, and think about global climate change and imagine how it may impact our future. What speculative fictions could we spin, thinking about the shifting environment, climate refugees, and where we sit on the tip of Lake Superior?

 

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Interactive Fiction > Inanimate Alice

Here’s a terrific example of digital narrative for young audiences…

alice

http://www.inanimatealice.com/

‘Inanimate Alice’ tells the story of Alice, a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad.Over ten episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight year old living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China to a talented mid-tw enties animator and designer with the biggest games company in the world.