Story: Allegorize

Do you employ media allegories in your project? What do they communicate to the audience?

Media allegories are often textual or digital objects which represent something abstract. Allegories communicate a hidden (or less tangible) meaning through symbolic representation. A well-known allegory is ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. Media allegories within a transmedia text call attention to the relationship between sub-textual parts, namely the relationship between different media and how each medium interplays. A media allegory can be a visual cue, a narrative arc, or even directions on how to move from one medium to the next.

Media allegories create relationships between texts and blur the boundaries between media, creating connected and fluid experiences for the audience.