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 publication -- already a vintage assertion of the aesthetics of electronic media, acclaimed by way of practitioners and theorists alike -- Janet Murray indicates how the pc is reshaping the tales we are living by way of. Murray discusses the original houses and pleasures of electronic environments and connects them with the normal satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic pride of participatory tales and considers what will be essential to stream 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 presents either readers and writers with a advisor to the storytelling of the future.
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