An Audience of One: Building an Interactive Narrative Experience for Mobile Devices
Forbes, John Andrew (2014) An Audience of One: Building an Interactive Narrative Experience for Mobile Devices. Masters thesis, OCAD University.
|Creators:||Forbes, John Andrew|
The purpose of this thesis was to explore the storytelling possibilities of cinema and mobile interactive technologies. As cinema has undergone major technological and theoretical shifts over its history, though particularly in the last three decades, the techniques and theories surrounding the way that a ﬁlmmaker can tell a story has laterally expanded. Similarly, technological advancements, particularly with regard to mobile technologies, have created presentation platforms which, until less than ten years ago, existed only in the realm of the fantastic. Storytellers, ﬁlmmakers and technologists are now exploring narrative possi- bilities by combining these three disciplines, as exempliﬁed by Lev Manovich’s Soft Cinema, works by Peter Greenaway, interactive music videos, movies and experimental projects. However, the move away from contextual representation of the story is a dangerous one, as meaningful interactions which were inherent in the linear presentation format of cinema seem to now be put aside in favour of interaction for interac- tion’s sake.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Frame, Screen, Audience, Spectacle, Presence, Presentation, Time, Presentation Format, Cinematogra- phy, Photography, Mobile Technology, Film, Video, Media, Social Impact, Aﬀect, Semiotics, Cultural Im- plications.|
|Divisions:||Graduate Studies > Digital Futures|
|Date Deposited:||18 Dec 2014 02:32|
|Last Modified:||18 Dec 2014 02:32|
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