Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

By Janet H. Murray

Stories outline how we expect, play, and comprehend our lives. during this accomplished and readable e-book -- already a vintage assertion of the aesthetics of electronic media, acclaimed by way of practitioners and theorists alike -- Janet Murray exhibits how the pc is reshaping the tales we are living via. Murray discusses the original houses and pleasures of electronic environments and connects them with the normal satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic delight 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 artwork 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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