Is technology making it harder to tell stories?

I was listening to a filmmaker, Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers, Kids) talk about coming up with original stories, and he made one interesting point about why it seems more and more difficult: technology is taking away the opportunity for drama. That’s a biggie for opera, where every emotional state and difficult decision is heightened by […]

The Secret Douglas Adams RPG People Have Been Playing for 15 Years

“While the producers and programmers work to find a way for us to play with their creations, we are busy building our own. The StarStruct Employee Forum is interactive fiction. We didn’t sit around and discuss what the game will be like or how we liked the book. We created characters, we put them on the ship, we invented storylines and conflicts, and we wrote a kind of story. It was often chaotic and frustrating, but it was (is) great.”

Google’s Niantic Labs embarks on a giant interactive transmedia project with controversial author James Frey | GamesBeat | Games | by Dean Takahashi

  Endgame is going to be a fascinating project in collective storytelling. The project started as Endgame: The Calling, a novel published in October from best-selling (and controversial) author James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton. It is the first of three books. Before the second novel comes out, Google’s Niantic Labs division will launch its Endgame mobile game. Much […]

Something Short and Weird

Something Short and Weird By Roxie Pell January 6th, 2015 end article header Electric Literature has announced the upcoming debut of its weekly online magazine Okey-Panky, a cocktail of short, experimental writing brewed to cure the Monday blues: Okey-Panky would be dedicated to brevity, eccentricity, and dark humor. It would publish every Monday morning, which […]