Date of Award

6-5-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

English

First Advisor

Keith Grant Davie

Abstract

My honors thesis project involved turning one of my short stories, "Unfair," into an interactive multimedia CD-ROM. In adapting the story to this new medium, I struggled with what could be included in the project (both original text and new, multimedia elements); what had to omitted; how the story was to be organized and other implications resulting from the shift in medium. My original goal for this project was to modify a traditional text story, creating a version that was enhanced; that is, better than the original. After dealing with the technical and conceptual issues inherent with a project like this, I don't think I've succeeded in my original goal. Rather, I think the CD-ROM version of "Unfair" is weaker in emotional impact than its prototype.

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