Equal parts daydream and how-to, “Hamlet on the Holodeck” is a brilliant thrilling, and strange, and no one is better qualified than Janet Murray to offer a. Hamlet on the Holodeck by Janet H. Murray – Stories define how we think, the way we play, and the way we understand our lives. And just as Gutenberg made.. . From the Book: Introduction to Hamlet on the Holodeck by Janet H. Murray. All media as extensions of ourselves serve to provide new transforming vision and.
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Hamlet on the Holodeck
Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Computer technology of the late twentieth century is astonishing, thrilling, and strange, and no one is better qualified than Janet Murray to offer a breathtaking tour of how it is reshaping the stories we live by.
In other words, can there be a “humane jahet meaningful” use of the story-telling resources of the computer, or are we fated to be suckers for the “dehumanizing illusions that the dystopians warn about”? Buy Hamlet on the Holodeck Now.
May 02, John McLaughlin rated it it was amazing. And she introduces us to enchanted landscapes populated by witty automated characters and inventive role-playing interactors, who together make up a new kind of “commedia dell’arte.
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
I think I made it more than halfway through, but then the semester got intense and I never finished it. This book is still cited jamet despite its age, and it is still a good introduction to the subject of narrative in new media.
Which one will lead us to a new Shakespeare? Obviously the specific examples and predictions are pretty dated at this point, but her ideas about what it means to tell stories in procedural and adaptive environments are still quite relevant and useful.
It begins with an interesting autobiographical introduction, detailing the author’s grad work on Victorian Gothics at Harvard, together with her programming work at IBM, the combination of which, eventually, brought her to teaching that interactive fiction course at MIT which is detailed in the web resource pagewhose structure parallels the Table of Contents of the book. See full terms and conditions hamldt this month’s choices.
Only a “cyberbard,” knowledgeable about the programming necessities underlying the multiform plot, but at the same time more than a mere trickster, shape-shifting for more than game-playing pleasure, can answer this, in the end. 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. Either way, I would still recommend this as a fascinating and in-depth study that draws many interesting conclusions.
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Jan 01, Sheri rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kurray 09, Mark Poulsen rated it it was amazing. Selected pages Title Page. She lives with her husband and two children in a suburb of Boston.
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Oct 29, Joycer rated it liked it Shelves: And at what point do the readers seize the pen — or the cursor — from the writer to join in the process of creation for themselves? Mruray to Book Page. The Age of Spiritual Machines I might suggest skipping to Ian Bogost, who covers most of the same points.
I lose patience with Calvino [in “If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler”] when he repeatedly dissolves the illusion” p. Today we are confronting the limits hsmlet books themselves — anticipating the end of storytelling as we know it — even as we witn Stories define how we think, the way we play, and the way we understand our lives. We end with her firm conviction, in her ringing peroration, that whether or not we will one day be rewarded with the arrival of the cyberbard, we should hasten to place this new compositional tool as firmly as possible in the hands of the storytellers.
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet H. Murray
The Matter of Scotland, James Goldstein. Computer technology of the late twentieth century is astonishing, thrilling, and strange, and no one is better qualified than Janet Murray to offer a breathtaking tour of how it is reshaping the stories we live by.
This was a textbook for the immersion semester at the Entertainment Technology Center. What will it be like to step into our own stories for the first time, to change our vantage point at will, to tge our own worlds or change the outcome of a compelling adventure, be it a murder mystery holoreck a torrid romance? Janet Horowitz MurrayMurray.