TREES is the second workshop in our Rewiring Consent: Data Visualization & Social Justice series
This Twine workshop presents the opportunity to consider how the affordances of a choice-based story app can illuminate conditions in which agency and intention are restricted. Twine is the open-source interactive fiction platform that rose to national attention as the format of Depression Quest, the target of GamerGate. The workshop asks participants to try out Twine’s decision tree structure.
As part of our critical discussion of the platform's affordances, we will look at how Twine can be used to represent campus Title IX data related to sexual assault. Doing so will require us to take into account the degree to which the ‘player’ in such a scenario can control the game’s action or flow.
Dr. Allen Riddell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research explores applications of modern statistical methods in the humanities and allied social sciences. His research interests include sociology of literature, publishing history, comparative media studies, library digitization, and text mining. Prior to coming to Indiana University, Riddell was a Neukom Fellow at the Neukom Institute for Computational Sciences and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College.