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“That Idiotic Bogost Article” vs EMPAWER SC

So after finding myself immersed in the bowels of a “grrrRRRish”-reactive reply to *that* snort-inducing “Video Games are Better Without Stories” text [ie “That idiotic Bogost article” as one of my mates recently labelled it], then ultimately deciding [in the absence of any mention in said article regarding nuanced interplay in games involving prescriptive (aka […]
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“The Last Gas Station” Receives Honourable Mention in Robert Coover Prize

Well, ain’t this grand? Episode 6 of Inanimate Alice, “The Last Gas Station”, has received an Honourable Mention in the Electronic Literature Organisation’s 2016 Robert Coover Prize: “The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature is an award given for the best work of electronic literature of any length or genre. Bestowed by […]
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Interactive Storytelling: Chris Crawford’s #ICIDS Lecture

Chris Crawford presents a [somewhat curiously cinema-dependent] version of his opening keynote lecture at the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. Source: Video of my Copenhagen Lecture
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Mapping the Intersection of Two Cultures: Interactive Documentary and Digital Journalism

  Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MIT Open Documentary Lab (OpenDocLab) conducted an eight-month research project mapping and assessing the dynamics of an ongoing convergence between interactive and participatory documentary practices and digital journalism. The project launched in October 2014 with a convening at MIT, The New Reality: Exploring […]
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“The Last Starfighter” Revamping Into a Virtual Reality TV Show

In 1984, “The Last Starfighter” broke new ground as one of the first Hollywood blockbusters to use computer-generated imagery. A little over 30 years later, “Starfighter” writer Jonathan Betuel is back to do it again. Betuel is working on a new “Starfighter”-themed TV show, and he has teamed up with Los Angeles-based Surreal to once […]