May 11, 2016 Carrie

Participatory Fiction Lecture at OCAD U

In January I gave a lecture on Particpatory Fiction to the students of Lillian Allen’s Experimental Fiction class. You may download the powerpoint presentation which contains the talking points. Further notes and resources are available below:

PRIMER:

  • story/narrative was once uncontained, it was pervasive, immersive, interactive, participatory, co-created, in a shared storyworld (and in many cultures it still is) through multiple media: performance, text, architecture, etc.
  • to contain a story was a radical idea, experimental… ‘the novel was so radical’ it was well novel, new
  • the early novelists were experimenting with form borrowing from conventions of reality
    • collection of letters in sequence
    • serial
    • note both are linear
  • so transmedia is actually a return, a renewal of uncontained narrative:

    Trans means across and beyond, so transmedia means across and beyond media…
  • telling a story that crosses multiple media channels (text, film, live events, etc.)
  • the participants/audience/users inform the narrative somehow by their active participation

 

TERMS WITH EXAMPLES PROVIDED FROM PRESENTATION :

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Shared storyworlds:

sharedstoryworlds.com

Alternate Reality Games:

Argnet: http://www.argn.com/

Transmedia:

Storyforward Podcast: http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/

Check this episode on twitter storytelling: http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/2014/05/07/048-twitter-relentlessly-real-time-platform/

Michael Monello (Blair Witch): http://www.slideshare.net/CampfireMike/babies-buns-and-buzzers-what-100-years-of-experiential-entertainment-can-teach-us-about-transmedia-storytelling-5522145

Brian Clark on Story Forward Podcast: http://www.storyforwardpodcast.com/tag/brian-clark/

Brian Clark’s Phenomenology keynote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNcMnV9DGh0

TMC Resource kit: (case studies galore): http://www.tmcresourcekit.com/

 

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