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"Hamlet" on the Holodeck Hardcover – 26 May 1997

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (26 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684827239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684827230
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.8 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,114,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Technology changes storytelling--movies don't tell stories in the same manner as wandering bards. Janet H. Murray, director of the Laboratory for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is fascinated with the changes emerging technologies may bring. Interactive tales, more versatile structures, stories as games, and games as stories are among the topics she explores in her very personable and entertaining style. And what about fears that interactive escapism could be the coming addiction? She makes an unblinking examination of this question with insight into both the technological possibilities and the strengths of the human psyche. Strongly recommended for anyone who loves the art of storytelling in any medium.

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"ÝA¨ brilliant look at the future of storytelling."-- James Coates, "The Chicago Tribune"

" [A] brilliant look at the future of storytelling." -- James Coates, "The Chicago Tribune"

" "Hamlet on the Holodeck" reaches beyond the scope of interactive narrative and encompasses the global possibilities of emerging technologies." -- Stan Diehl, "BYTE"

& quot; [A] brilliant look at the future of storytelling.& quot; -- James Coates, The Chicago Tribune

& quot; Hamlet on the Holodeck reaches beyond the scope of interactive narrative and encompasses the global possibilities of emerging technologies.& quot; -- Stan Diehl, BYTE

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""Hamlet on the Holodeck" reaches beyond the scope of interactive narrative and encompasses the global possibilities of emerging technologies."--Stan Diehl, "BYTE"

"[A] brilliant look at the future of storytelling."--James Coates, "The Chicago Tribune"

[A] brilliant look at the future of storytelling.--James Coates "The Chicago Tribune "

"Hamlet on the Holodeck " reaches beyond the scope of interactive narrative and encompasses the global possibilities of emerging technologies.--Stan Diehl "BYTE " --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Hardcover
Great book that gives an thorough account of the structures that are given by the format of the digital media. You not only learn to analyse how digital storytelling works but also how it could and should migrate from the status quo to elevate itself onto the next literary level. To anybody who is interested in digital storytelling I recommend this book with all my heart.
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Format: Paperback
I'm writing a dissertation on postmodern literature and thus had the pleasure of considering this book as research. The truth of the matter is, that in the dull, dry world of books on narrative theory, this one was FUN! This is exactly the point- video games and Star Trek have EVERYTHING to do with the way narrative works today, (which Murray compares with the way it worked in Shakespeare's time,) and will work once the average American can no longer remember a time when video games had no graphics.
It's fun AND it shows how things are changing and how quickly.
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Took a little longer to arrive than specified but great book.
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By A Customer on 26 April 2000
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Intelligent, full of insight, plenty of vivid examples, well written, of high practical use... Murray IS brilliant. This is the first theory-book that excites me so much I can't sleep at night...
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
On time Good quality
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