Interactive Fiction: Telling Stories in Digital Time

In the early year of cinema, creative directors and producers like D.W. Griffith were pioneers in a new medium, creating along the way innovative devices like long shots, close-ups, and fade-outs to tell their stories. Today the process continues as writers and producers who are creating stories in interactive media develop new structures and narrative devices. What new paradigms are emerging from these experiments? What does interactive media have to offer storytellers? How are interactive scriptwriting tools changing the stories that can be told? How is the interactive audience affecting plot and character development? Three of the most successful creative teams of designers and producers will present their work and engage in a wide-ranging discussion with panelists, including writers, producers, and artists who are actively exploring the digital domain. This panel is made possible by the generous support of Pioneer Electronics.

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