MiNYstories are short multimedia narratives about New York City inspired by literary works. The miNYstories were created by students studying toward their masters in LIS at Pratt Institute. John Moore will be presenting stories inspired by From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, and Will Dean will present stories inspired by Lightning: A Novel by Jean Echenoz (a fictionalized account of Nikola Tesla’s life). The stories are based on research the students carried out using public resources and composed of open (public domain or creative commons) media (pictures, music and video). Though one of the goals of the project was for the students to learn about available research sources, the projects are often funny and unusual, and cover topics quite distant from the source material.

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