Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Will Frank Rose, Jordan Weisman and Trent Reznor be teaching Narrative 101, 2022?

"The narrative is shaped--and ultimately owned--by the audience in ways that other forms of storytelling cannot match. No longer passive consumers, the players live out the story."

From Frank Rose, in Wired-16.01, who goes on to say, "Eight years ago, this kind of entertainment didn't exist; now dozens of such games are launched 
every year
...attracting millions of followers on every continent."

I suppose millions of readers "on every continent" might be a nice constituency for any author or illustrator. 

Cross-pollination possibilities abound herewith.