Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
Janet H. Murray
Stories outline how we predict, play, and comprehend our lives. during this finished and readable booklet -- already a vintage assertion of the aesthetics of electronic media, acclaimed via practitioners and theorists alike -- Janet Murray indicates how the pc is reshaping the tales we are living by way of. Murray discusses the original homes and pleasures of electronic environments and connects them with the conventional satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic delight of participatory tales and considers what will be essential to circulate interactive fiction from the codecs of infantile video games and complicated labyrinths right into a mature and compelling paintings shape. via a mix of mind's eye and techno-wizardry, Murray offers either readers and writers with a consultant to the storytelling of the future.
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