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Also called a Narrative Database

see also Hypernarrative - Hypertext Narrative - Interactive Fiction - Hyperfiction - Hypertext Fiction - Hyperfiction - Hypertext


from source[1] - "To read Uncle Roger, a narrabase or narrative database about the microelectronics industry in Silicon Valley, the reader searches for narrative information in three separate files which disclose the story. Each file is a pool of information into which the reader plunges repeatedly, emerging with a cumulative and individualized picture. Thus the narrabase form uses a computer database as a way to build up levels of meaning and to show many aspects of the story and characters, rather than as a means of providing alternative plot turns and endings."


from source[2] "Making the contrast between interactive fiction, a term generally used for works with a branching structure where the reader continually makes choices between sequential plot paths, I called my hypertext narrative a "narrabase" (for narrative database) when I wrote Uncle Roger[3] in 1986. I thought of this work as a "pool of information into which the reader plunges repeatedly, emerging with a cumulative and individual picture...to build up levels of meaning and to show many aspects of the story and characters, rather than as a means of providing alternate plot turns and endings.




REFERENCES

  1. http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/rogpap.html "From Narrabase to Hyperfiction: Uncle Roger" by Judy malloy 1991
  2. http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/neapaper.html HYPERNARRATIVE IN THE AGE OF THE WEB by Judy Malloy April 3, 2007
  3. http://www.well.com/user/jmalloy/partyone.html

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