The Haiti Earthquake Experience: A Case Study

  • Michael Gibson
  • President Zapdramatic
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16638-9_31

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6432)
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Gibson M., Zapdramatic P. (2010) The Haiti Earthquake Experience: A Case Study. In: Aylett R., Lim M.Y., Louchart S., Petta P., Riedl M. (eds) Interactive Storytelling. ICIDS 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6432. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


The author summarizes his experience creating a story-based simulation from raw documentary footage taken in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The use of Propp’s typology to create a heroic framework within which to organize the material is explained. The author introduces the concept of Negotiation Clouds to improve a fold-back story structure and create meaningful agency for the user without compromising author control of the narrative.


Negotiation clouds simulation Haiti Zapdramatic Fold-back story Propp Inside Disaster Michael Gibson role-play documentary 


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  • Michael Gibson
  • President Zapdramatic

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