Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

GENRE—–Pattern,   Style,   Form,   Structure.

  • Why is genre important to storytelling?
  1. Genre’s elements influence the construction of the ‘text’ and the perception, expectations, and reading/interpretation of the audience/interactor.
  2. Both the construction and reading of the text are based on the commonly understood language of signs and conventions adopted by genres
  • What are the main elements of genre?
  1. characters
  2. setting
  3. iconography
  4. style

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What specific signifiers of genre are associated with music and how do they work on audiences?


Genre of Music 

  • R&B
  • jazz
  • Hip-hop
  • Classical
  • Indie-indie rock, indie folk,
  • Alternative
  • Rock
  • Heavy metal
  • Pop- dream pop, …
  • Electronic
  • Religious
  • Folk
  • Country
  • Reggae
  • vapor wave
  • easy listening music/ambient
  • world music
  • experimental music
  • ACG
  • OST/Film Soundtrack

These music can work for different purpose. I have different list of music in my player based on the way I want it to help me.

  • Work: some fresh electronic music

Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid) – Desire 願う (Side A)

  • Study: classical music can help me set up memory of the knowledge

Mozart: Piano concerto n. No. 21 in C major, K.467 Pollini-Muti

  • Doing Exercise: I like listening to Hip-Hop when I run because the strong beat with high speed can empower me when I get tired.


  • Bathing/Doing Housework:

some familiar pop song that I like to sing with/ or just listening with. My mom listening to her favorite old songs to practice singing for Karaoke when she is doing housework at home.


  • Before Sleep:  peaceful, slow

Song on the Beach—Acre Fire


  • Wake up Alarm: peaceful, powerful groove.

Tom Misch – In The Midst Of It All (feat. Sam Wills)


  • Rest/Chillin:

Groovy music or extremely relax music like Jazz Hip-Hop, dream pop,

Chill Instrumental Hiphop & JazzHop Mix (Part 1/5)

  • For Sad Mood:

The song I really found touching me and make me cry.


9 Crimes—-Damien Rice


  • In Underground: since the environment is very noisey, i usually listening to indie rock on underground.

Deerhunter “Agoraphobia”

Reference list:

Most Popular by Genre


Hunicke, R. MDA: A Formal Approach to Game Design and Game Research Available at: MDA.pdf


Blade Runner and the Postmodern use of Mise-en-scene, A.R. Duckworth

Thomas Dreher

History of Computer Art


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