In his book The Art of Immersion, Frank Rose focuses and emphasizes on a new process and goal of storytelling and seems to question how stories are told across various media. The book is essentially about how the Internet is changing storytelling and altering how we tell stories. We are continuously going towards more non-linear [...]
For those interested in the intersection between digital technologies and performance, a new research group has just emerged from the UofT theatre department, guided by Antje Budde, Associate Professor at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the UofT. The Digital Dramaturgy Lab is a creative initiative of artists, scholars, scientists and students [...]
An interesting article for our week on gaming.
I feel like some of the people quoted deal with extremes a bit too much (Rohrer’s declaration that games are not meant for narrative, for example). But it is still a really interesting area worth thinking about.
The University of Alberta’s Space and Culture journal links to a few articles on the digital city
“By receiving real-time information, appropriately visualised and disseminated, citizens themselves can become distributed intelligent actuators, who pursue their individual interests in co-operation and competition with others, and thus become prime actors on the urban scene. Processing urban information [...]
After mentioning an installation piece from last year’s Nuit Blanche in class, I logged into my email and received a Blog TO article about the mobile and interactive apps being launched to correspond with this year’s Nuit Blanche events. I like synchronicity, so I thought I would post the article, which also has links [...]
Media Lab creates Center for Future Storytelling
Teams up with Plymouth Rock Studios to reinvent the movies
November 18, 2008
The MIT Media Laboratory today announced the creation of the Center for Future Storytelling, made possible through a seven-year, $25 million commitment from Plymouth Rock Studios, a major motion picture and television studio that is expected to open [...]
Mon, April 13 2009 » 3D, Futurecinema_2009, art+science labs, community, digital cinema, digital storytelling, emerging technologies, interactivity, interfaces, narrative, screen technologies » 1 Comment
I wrote an article for the Winters College Free Press, on issues of race in Resident Evil 5. You can find it here:
This links to an article on a new game by Konami, that is set in the current Iraq war. There are mixed messages about this game, even from Konami itself, as the subject matter is so serious and current that it may be a taboo to make a game of it.
Marie-Laure Ryan’s chapter “Web-Based Narrative Multimedia, and Interactive Drama” in Avatars of Story is a useful introductory text when looking at digital textuality. Ryan argues that digital textuality was impacted by two mid-1990s developments that computer systems underwent: “The ability to encode and transmit visual and aural data efficiently; and the ability to connect personal [...]
This was really refreshing to do! I obviously lost track of the “screen” in there and was thinking broadly of responsive technology. However, the assignment did change the way i think of what screens we already have and what kinds of screens we could have. Then Caitlin’s point about the connections between screens through individual [...]