The narrative braid: a model for tackling the narrative paradox in adaptive documentaries


Hargood, Charlie, Jewell, Michael O. and Millard, David (2012) The narrative braid: a model for tackling the narrative paradox in adaptive documentaries In Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. Association for Computing Machinery..

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The Narrative Paradox is a theory that describes interaction and narrative cohesion as being in tension, and asserts that the structure of a narrative is disrupted by user adaptivity, leading to possible incoherence as the system accounts for interaction. We propose an approach that may reduce this disruption. Specically, we propose to model a narrative as a collection of threads, woven together into the discourse as a narrative braid. By separately maintaining logical coherence within a thread and thematic coherence between threads we believe it is possible to introduce inter- activity while maintaining a strong narrative structure. We discuss how this may be applied to adaptive documentaries which, with a wide base of recorded material and diverse plot threads, provide a rich medium for initial experimentation in this area

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: 23rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, United States, 2012-06-25 - 2012-06-28
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Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 338873
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25 June 2012Published
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:08
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338873

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