Database narratives, possibility spaces: shape-shifting and interactivity in digital documentary

Marles, Janet (2012) Database narratives, possibility spaces: shape-shifting and interactivity in digital documentary. DigiMag Journal, 7 (73). pp. 77-92.

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[Extract] Working digitally allows the "conventional" documentary narrative form to shift from temporal to spatial, from horizontal to vertical, from sequential to concurrent. Digitality also provides interactivity. With interactivity comes a potentially spontaneous, engaged and active audience able to choose how they receive the content. Yet, documentaries need to convey crucial pieces of their narrative for their story to be comprehensible to their audience. The critical question for documentary makers, then, is how to incorporate these new digital technologies, with their potential for innovative narrative structures, and still make a factual story understandable to their audience.

Item ID: 42162
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2037-2256
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2016 00:32
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies @ 50%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190205 Interactive Media @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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