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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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. Incredible subject matter with some amazing predictions about the future of storytelling. And just as Gutenberg made possible the stories that ushered in the Modem Era, so is the computer having a profound effect on the stories of the late 20th century.
Taking up where Marshall McLuhan left off, Murray offers profound and provocative answers to these and other questions.
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace
Janeway is involved as governess to Lord Burleigh’s children may be slightly off-putting for some readers who may care less about Victorian Gothics than does the author — surely a matter of taste worth discussion — but it quickly evolves into another discussion, of “Alien Kisses,” with a nod to Aldous Huxley and “feelies,” Ray Bradbury and the wall-screen “televisor” parlors to which the housewives are addicted in “Fahrenheit ,” and going on to discuss early responses to film, to television, and to videogames all hailed with horror by dystopic criticsand then into a discussion of the question of whether these critics are correct, or whether it would — will — be possible for “digital storytelling,” “the literature mmurray cyberspace,” to live up to Beowulf jaet Shakespeare, or whether addiction is going to be our lot.
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Rather, if a new Shakespeare were to come along, how would he or she write a Hamlet for the holodeck? Essential reading for anyone interested in the contemporary landscape of storytelling, where the digital medium is increasingly prevalent.
From Additive to Expressive Form. If “the holodeck is an optimistic technology for exploring inner life,” then how can it be put to best use of its specific potential?
Outstanding at parts, particularly in the meatier sections in the middle of the book that deal with emergence, agency and the possibilities of kaleidoscopic progression in digital narrative.
golodeck Lists with This Book. Shedissects the titillating effect of cyber-narratives in which stories never climax and never end, because everything is morphable, and there are always infinite possibilities for the next scene. My only criticism is the focus on gaming and immersive narrative – that is not the direction of my own new media writing as I am working on novels and essays, and pretty thoroughly reject the immersive idea in favor of post-modern anti-immersive writing.
Today we are confronting the limits of books themselves — anticipating the end of storytelling as we know it — even as we witness the advent of a brave new world of cyberdramas.
Today we are confronting the limits of books themselves Those looking for a detailed summary might be advised to look to Patrick J. 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 is the challenge of this book. But we already know that “There is nothing that human beings have created that cannot be represented” herein, “from the cave paintings of Lascaux to real-time photographs of Jupiter, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Shakespeare’s First Folio, from walk-through models of Greek temples to Edison’s first movies” she’s impossible to resist when she’s on a roll.
May 24, David Blanar rated it really liked it. Jan 03, Bob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Oct 29, Joycer rated it liked it Shelves: Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. She dissects the titillating effect of cyber-narratives in which stories never climax and never end, because everything is morphable, and there are always infinite possibilities for the next scene.
Murray Limited preview – She analyzes the state of “immersion, ” of participating in a text to such an extent that you literally get lost in a story and obliterate the outside world from your awareness.
Murray sees the harbingers of such a world in the fiction of Borges and Calvino, movies like Groundhog Dayand the videogames and Web sites of the s. Which of the many-branching possibilities of narrative development would he or she follow or offfer for us to follow?
Hamlet on the Holodeck
As the second wave of virtual reality now se An amazing investigation of virtuality in both classical and pop culture, hitting all the high notes for both Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Woolf, Tolkien and Kurosawa plus Star Trek: Hamlet on the Holodeck: Next post Interested in playing video games competitively?
ISBN is that, on the back cover of the book, there is the url for the book’s web resource page: And just as Gutenberg made possible the stories that ushered in the Modem Era, so is the computer having a profound effect on the stories of the late 20th century. Thomas rated it liked it Nov 15, The chapter on “Harbingers of the Holodeck” traces multiform stories preceding digital media, such as Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Garden of Forking Paths”or, more mundanely, Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”where George Bailey is granted a vision of what the world of Bedford Falls would have been like had he not lived.