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Post 7: Ludology vs. Narratology - Pokemon's happy compromise

Ahhhh Ludology vs. Narratology, the age old recurring debate among gamers – even older than the chicken vs. egg discourse!  Truly, what do we know about games and the integral components which make them reach Classic Game status? 514 more words

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Post 6: Immersive game-like presentations - 'Dying in Darfur'

New age narration technologies, as well as the greater portion of storytelling presentations have slowly bled unto the likes of gaming and interactive documents. These “games” are more narrative than gameplay, as they favor information-sharing over actual immersive gameplay. 402 more words

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Post 5: Interactivity - a short video on My Campus Life

In this blog post, I’ve attached an 11-minute video of my campus life. The video contains snippets of my life throughout the days compiled in the clips, showing a facet of my life curated for the viewing eye. 65 more words

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Post 3: Narrative analysis - from mainstream to arthouse, applying Todorov's narrative theory

There have been recent critiqueswithin new age films and their somewhat conventional, formulaic approach to storytelling. We attribute this to the cinematic framework upon which films naturally follow, as highlighted by Todorov’s narrative theory. 522 more words

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Post 2: Reading digitally - breadcrumbs, transmedia content, and a new season of Stranger Things

Creating a culture out of controversy and a gimmicky stunt is one thing, but to subvert traditional media norms and run with it is another – enter Netflix, a powerhouse in utilizing transmedia content to further its reach, with one of its more popular shows Stranger Things, currently leading the culture of widespread, ubiquitous content. 467 more words

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Post 1: Storytelling technologies and its subsequent cultural impact

Narratives, as well as its subsequent storytelling mediums, have both taken a more digital shift with the Web2.0’s more dynamic and ubiquitous presence. With this however, we realize that the fundamentals of the greater narrative experience are further strengthened as we move on to the digital age, with some hybrids of the many stages narratives have gone under becoming the norm – take a look at these twitter threads, insta posts, etc. 446 more words

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