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The Resource Hamlet on the holodeck : the future of narrative in cyberspace, Janet H. Murray

Hamlet on the holodeck : the future of narrative in cyberspace, Janet H. Murray

Label
Hamlet on the holodeck : the future of narrative in cyberspace
Title
Hamlet on the holodeck
Title remainder
the future of narrative in cyberspace
Statement of responsibility
Janet H. Murray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Can we imagine a world in which Homer's lyre and Gutenberg's press have given way to virtual reality environments like the Star Trek holodeck? 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 1990s. Where is our map for this new frontier, and what can we hope to find in it? What will it be like to step into our own stories for the first time, to change our vantage point at will, to construct our own worlds or change the outcome of a compelling adventure, be it a murder mystery or a torrid romance? Taking up where Marshall McLuhan left off, Murray offers profound and provocative answers to these and other questions." "She discusses the unique properties and pleasures of digital environments and connects them with the traditional satisfactions of narrative. 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. 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. 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Janet Horowitz
Dewey number
809/.00285/67
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.76.I59
LC item number
M87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Virtual reality
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Cyberspace
Label
Hamlet on the holodeck : the future of narrative in cyberspace, Janet H. Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibiliographical references (pages 303-315) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Book Lover Longs For Cyberdrama -- pt. I.A New Medium for Storytelling. 1. Lord Burleigh's Kiss. 2. Harbingers of the Holodeck. 3. From Additive to Expressive Form -- pt. II. The Aesthetics of the Medium. 4. Immersion. 5. Agency. 6. Transformation -- pt. III. Procedural Authorship. 7. The Cyberbard and the Multiform Plot. 8. Eliza's Daughters -- pt. IV. New Beauty, New Truth. 9. Digital TV and the Emerging Formats of Cyberdrama. 10. Hamlet on the Holodeck?
Control code
36446940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780684827230
Lccn
97009187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Hamlet on the holodeck : the future of narrative in cyberspace, Janet H. Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibiliographical references (pages 303-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Book Lover Longs For Cyberdrama -- pt. I.A New Medium for Storytelling. 1. Lord Burleigh's Kiss. 2. Harbingers of the Holodeck. 3. From Additive to Expressive Form -- pt. II. The Aesthetics of the Medium. 4. Immersion. 5. Agency. 6. Transformation -- pt. III. Procedural Authorship. 7. The Cyberbard and the Multiform Plot. 8. Eliza's Daughters -- pt. IV. New Beauty, New Truth. 9. Digital TV and the Emerging Formats of Cyberdrama. 10. Hamlet on the Holodeck?
Control code
36446940
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 324 pages
Isbn
9780684827230
Lccn
97009187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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