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Third Person free pdf The ever-expanding capacities of computing offer new narrative possibilities for virtual worlds. Yet vast narratives - featuring an ongoing and intricately developed storyline, many characters, and multiple settings - did not originate with, and are not limited to, Massively Multiplayer Online Games. Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers, J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings", Marvel's "Spiderman", and the complex stories of such television shows as "Dr. Who", "The Sopranos", and "Lost" all present vast fictional worlds. "Third Person" explores strategies of vast narrative across a variety of media, including video games, television, literature, comic books, tabletop games, and digital art. The contributors - media and television scholars, novelists, comic creators, game designers, and others - investigate such issues as continuity, canonicity, interactivity, fan fiction, technological innovation, and cross-media phenomena. Chapters of this title examine a range of topics, including storytelling in a multiplayer environment- narrative techniques for a 3,000,000-page novel- continuity (or the impossibility of it) in "Doctor Who"- managing multiple intertwined narratives in superhero comics- the spatial experience of the "Final Fantasy" role-playing games- "World of Warcraft" adventure texts created by designers and fans- and, the serial storytelling of "The Wire". Taken together, the multidisciplinary conversations in "Third Person", along with Harrigan and Wardrip-Fruin's earlier collections "First Person" and "Second Person", offer essential insights into how fictions are constructed and maintained in very different forms of media at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

About Pat Harrigan

Pat Harrigan, a freelance writer and editor, is the coeditor (with Noah Wardrip-Fruin) of First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game, Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media, and Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives, all published by the MIT Press. Noah Wardrip-Fruin is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the coeditor of four collections published by the MIT Press: with Nick Montfort, The New Media Reader (2003)- with Pat Harrigan, First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (2004), Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media (2007), and Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives (2009).

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Author : Pat Harrigan
Publisher : MIT Press
Data Published : 08 May 2009
ISBN : 0262232634
EAN : 9780262232630
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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