Demonstrates the way in which an entirely new economic model for the media and entertainment industries.Unlimited selections is revealing truths about what consumers want to get in service after service…New rules for the entertainment industry.1. Make everything available. 2. Cut the price in half. 3. Help me find it.
Can video games be considered hypertext narratives? How? Why?
The relationships between different media forms…but sometimes it is clear that they are not the same. Games don’t have a narrative
Example: pinball does not have a narrative
Gaming meet television for example survivor.
How do you actually write a hypertext narrative?
Hypertext like blogs are an emerging structure
When you write a hypertext narrative each individual sections make sense all by them selves similar to our blogs, to understand them you don’t usually have to read the last three weeks of posts to understand the one that your reading. They are highly granular
Context of audience…why and how will the audience connect with the piece?
Why is hypertext considered influential in the future development of media making and story telling?
Interplay between hypertext and networks and history itself. History can be explained as a highly complex network that has been put into narrative.
As human beings we always try to find a linear context to everything.
There is a hyper textual mode of reading that has become an important and more engaging way of reading texts.
Hypertext is cinematic… the only difference between film and hypertext is that film is fixed. Where hypertext there can be numerous different options, which are not fixed.
One shot next to another can change the meanings of both shots.
The meaning is not in the shot it is outside the two, its in the relationship between them. It no longer sits inside the narrative but in the connection and the relation ship that exists in the relations of the parts.
The long tail seems to advocate a free market model for the entertainment industry. Anderson says this model allows for more diversity, however, do you think problems such as a recommendations hierarchy could emerge?
Facebook feeds… you liking some things disregards you from other things. Facebook learns what you like and then almost stops you from other interests.
Similarly in music, programs have started to learn our particular tastes and then discourage too much exploration.
Facebook has become a social media disaster…it has become overcome by advertising and it doesn’t necessary work on recommendations hierarchy.
Page rank on google works on how many links go to your page.
Does a network have a center? Or do we all create centers for our own networks?
No not necessary become they work depending on the relationships and links between people, which we make. Yet given this in a way are we the centers for networks given the necessity of our input.
Sherry aged 65, is a profound American psychologist/ Author who is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has obtained a Bachelor in Social Studies along with a PH.D in Sociology and Personality Psychology at Harvard University. Sherry’s work writes on the “subjective side” on humans relationships with technology but more specifically how humans relate to computational objects.
“In Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, Turkle discusses how newer technologies are greatly affecting this generation. In the first paragraph of a New York Times review, they use proper note of how adolescents are losing their attention spans and how they lose interest in many aspects. Examples include over-excessive texting, lack of interest in science, and an obsession with Facebook friends”.
“She focuses on the current era and how human encounters are growing fewer. Turkle talks about teenagers’ actions of “friending” strangers on Facebook and how kids prefer to text or instant message rather than talking on the phone or even face to face. In her book, she focuses mainly on the consequences of the new texting trend”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherry_Turkle)
Fresh Air with Terry Gross (NPR) — “In Turkle’s interviews with adults and teenagers, she found people of all ages are drawn to their devices for a similar reason: ‘What is so seductive about texting, about keeping that phone on, about that little red light on the BlackBerry, is you want to know who wants you'” (October 18, 2012).
On Being with Krista Tippett (American Public Media) — “Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology” (April 7, 2011). “And here is the starting point for the conversation [Sherry Turkle] would encourage all of us to have within ourselves, within our workplaces, and especially within our families: just because we’ve grown up with the Internet doesn’t mean the Internet is grown up.” [on-air interview plus transcript]
“A Conversation with Sherry Turkle,” James Nolan, The Hedgehog Review (Spring 2012). Prof. Turkle discusses her new book, Alone Together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other”