Reading assigned for Interactive Design class: Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities,” a fictional retelling of Marco Polo’s accounts to Kublai Khan of the cities he has seen. Except that all the cities are, in one way or another, amalgamations of Venice. I can’t shake the feeling that I’m just re-reading Plato’s Republic in little bite-size nuggets.
Through the course of the semester, we will be required to make an interactive multimedia experience out of at least one of the Cities. Anyone who has read the book, do you have any preferences?