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Fiction and Interaction: How Clicking a Mouse Can Make You Part of a Fictional World
This PhD dissertation is about works in which the user is a character in a fictional world, and the interaction that such works allow. What happens when you become a character in the story you're reading?
The concept "ontological interaction" is proposed, which is a form of interaction where the user is included in the fictional world. Kendall Walton's concept of fictional worlds is explored in relation to electronic literature and digital art, and other narratological concepts are also examined, in addition to a general focus on the themes of force and control.
Critical writing referenced
Critical writing that references this
|Expressive Processing: On Process-Intensive Literature and Digital Media||Noah Wardrip-Fruin||2006|
|Tekstspill i hypertekst. Koherensopplevelse og sjangergjenkjennelse i lesing av multimodale hyperfiksjoner||Hans Kristian Rustad||2008|
|Techno-historical Limits of the Interface: The Performance of Interactive Narrative Experiences||Andrew Hutchison||2009|
|Textopia: Experiments with Locative Literature||Anders Sundnes Løvlie||2011|
|A Short History of Electronic Literature and Communities in the Nordic Countries||Hans Kristian Rustad||Dichtung Digital||2012|
|The Emergence of Electronic Literature Exhibition Catalogue||Scott Rettberg, Jill Walker Rettberg||2013|