While the underlying purpose of the construction and consumption of food texts remain the same from analog to digital form, the authority of food culture and its complimentary narrative control has shifted as a result of the convergence of food texts and digital media affordances.
Agency is often taken as a given in branching-path stories because they, almost by definition, allow for enhanced user involvement. But this truism hasn’t changed as the structure of the worlds that these branching texts exist within have.
In China, when doctor-patient tension intensifies, some news media tend to blame the doctors, using misleading narratives to create sensationalism, thereby aggravating the antagonism between the society and medical professionals.
“In keeping with an emphasis on new forms of storytelling, I propose a taxonomy for location-based media that distinguishes three different levels of participation and user agency: Consumption, Interaction, and Participation.”
A panel with some of the leading creators in virtual reality — Raney Aronson-Rath, Jessica Brillhart, Nonny de la Peña, and Caspar Sonnen — to better understand VR’s potentials and implications for documentary and journalism.
Lily Bui writes, “I wanted to play with the concept of ‘mundane data’ and think about how else it could be used.”
Middlebury’s Jason Mittell on how television narratives have expanded and been complicated through transmedia extensions, including video games, novelizations, websites, online video, and alternate reality games.