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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. Specifically, 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.

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Published date: 25 June 2012
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


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Date deposited: 18 May 2012 09:04
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:56

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Author: Charlie Hargood
Author: Michael O. Jewell
Author: David Millard ORCID iD

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