Once upon a time, media told stories in a linear way by leading readers/listeners/viewers from the beginning to the end via the bits in the middle. There was a build up, a climax and a denouement. The end.
Now things are different. The web has had its wicked way with stories, allowing tellers to mash up, mix up and generally mess around with formats and functions.
But are new media storytellers really doing anything different than what’s come before, or are previously marginalised ways of telling stories now mainstream? What impact has the disjointed, participatory and multi-media environment had on the way we consume stories in other media? For this fortnight’s Untangling the Web, I’ll ask a few sages their advice before crossing the proverbial Joseph Campbell bridge and heading into the woods of self-actualisation (on my own) to find out.
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