(thesis advisor)Ethan Silverman
(thesis advisor)Anezka Sebek
(thesis advisor)Pengpeng Yu
May 3 2017
If we imagine acculturation as the intersection of two rivers, as one tiny drop of water, are you the one that is caught in the whirlpool and loses yourself, or the one that is having fun with the challenging waves? Raising this question to the public, my thesis takes the form of an interactive storytelling, attempts to reflect the problems, the struggles, and also the great advantages resulting in the process of acculturation. The narrative where the protagonists must consolidate their cultural values with the norms of different cultures, illustrates the process of overcoming acculturation. Users explore in the world, collect objects, and decipher riddles in order to push the plots. By depicting the process into an adventure story, I want to give those experiencing acculturation my understanding and sincere encouragement. Because life itself is an adventure, and everyone is the hero in their story.
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