|Published online: July 28, 2014||$US5.00|
This paper examines how 21st century media technologies are fundamentally changing the ways in which we create cultural story and context. It explores pre-digital methodologies and today’s radical departure from Aristotle’s classic narrative. In particular, it examines how the authorial role is changing, and how this affects the creation, consumption, and interpretation of our human story. It analyzes trends that are giving rise to a new user-centric, democratized cultural narrative, and includes a range of examples of participatory, collective, and mobile forms. This paper offers a framework for understanding today’s user-centric narrative landscape and how it is altering our cultural context, interpretation and legacy.
|Keywords:||Storytelling, Culture, Arts, Technology, Mobile, Participatory, Collective, Aristotle, Museum, Exhibition, Heritage, Digital Media Technologies|
The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 8, Issue 1, October 2014, pp.11-21. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 28, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 646.951KB)).
Associate Professor, School of Communication, Film and Media Arts, American University, Washington, DC, USA