Agnes Scott Grad Students Launch Found Prophecies

Decatur, GA, December 5, 2018 – On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Agnes Scott Graduate Studies’ Writing and Digital Communication students image-from-ios-1.pngwill go live (12/6-12/8) with Found Prophecies, an original digital storytelling experience. Produced by a Transmedia Storytelling project team, Found Prophecies drops participants in the middle of a multi-platform, interactive fictional story that centers on three characters, a few fortune cookies, and what happens when they open a cookie and let fate guide them forward. Found Prophecies ties together three fictional stories on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr.

“We’re building an original narrative using multiple platforms across social media.,” said Cara Gluck, Found Prophecies project team member and ASC Writing and Digital Communication student. “We’re telling the stories of three distinct and unique women as they find renewed inspiration and discover their own power. Our goal is to put the audience at the very center of these stories, so they can see and experience the stories and characters from the inside. But for this to work, we need people. Consider this your invitation to the party.”

Participants can follow the stories of the three main characters and watch how their stories begin to intersect and unfold with each fortune cookie fortune. Participants will also be able to engage in the story – receiving actual fortune cookie fortunes in real time (11:11 a.m. and 11:11 p.m.). In addition to that, participants can interact with the individual characters by responding to posts, tweets, and blog entries. They can also take part in the #LiveTheCookieChallenge, where they crack open a fortune cookie (in person or online), get their fortune, and submit how they’re going to live the fortune in their real lives. 

This project will be live and interactive for only 48 hours – beginning Thursday, 12/6/18 at 11:11 p.m. and ending Saturday, 12/8/18 at 11:11 p.m.

Designed to excite minds and enrich careers, the graduate program in Writing and Digital Communication at Agnes Scott College sets students up for professional success and positive community impact. Students of all genders are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location ­– offering in-person classes and myriad experiential learning opportunities. In pursuit of their master’s degree or a graduate certificate, students learn to develop strategic content for the web and emerging media and to think critically about the future of digital communication and its impact on the world.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.