Jan 27, Timothy rated it liked it Shelves: I might suggest skipping to Ian Bogost, who covers most of the same points. Hamlet on the Holodeck:
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Hamlet on the Holodeck: Nov 11, Nelson Zagalo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary landscape of storytelling, where the digital medium is increasingly prevalent. One of these days, when it isn't in storage, I'd like to finish it.
Scott rated it really liked it Jan 23, Today we are confronting the limits of books themselves -- anticipating the end of storytelling as we know it -- even as we witness the advent of a brave new world of cyberdramas. Any parent who has read the same story for the hundredth time to a young child knows how highly predictability can be valued. Floortje rated it liked it Apr 12, Aline Ricciarelli rated it really liked it Sep 26, Mass-participation in narrative has always been possible: Was an interesting look at non-linear narratives.
Books by Janet H. Where is our map for this new frontier, and what can we hope to find in it? Not 5 stars because it reads alot like a university textbook at times it is one and she gets super nerdy MUDs and role playing games and loses her practicality at times.
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Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
Mar 31, Vilis rated it liked it. Stories define how we think, the way we play, and the way we understand our bamlet. She analyzes the state of "immersion, " of participating in a text to such an extent that you literally get lost in a story and obliterate the outside world from your awareness.
Mar 17, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: May 24, David Blanar rated it really liked it. Mauro rated it really liked it Jan 14, Jul 30, Greg Howard rated it really liked it. Today we are confronting the limits of books themselves -- anticipating thw end of storytelling as we know it -- even as we witness the advent of a brave new world of cyberdramas.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An eager MIT-based beaver, Murray's enthusiasm for interactive media and the new technology bubble holodec, every page. She has taught humanities at MIT sinceoh she served from to as the founding director of the Laboratory for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Given Star Trek's "holodeck," if a new Shakespeare arrived on the scene, would we have technology that would serve him well in cyber or other space?
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray
Hamlet on the Holodeck: Insightful and provocative -- changes the way you think about digital media. Paperbackpages. Aug 29, Joe Nelis rated it liked it. Murray sees the harbingers of such a world in the fiction of Borges and Calvino, movies like "Groundhog Day," and the videogames and Web sites of the s.
I'm almost finished with this one, and really recommend it for anyone studying new media literature or holodevk to write it. Outstanding at parts, particularly in the meatier sections in the middle of the book that deal with emergence, agency and the possibilities of kaleidoscopic progression in digital narrative.
Taking up where Marshall McLuhan left off, Murray offers profound and provocative answers to these and other questions.