Virtual Storytelling as Narrative Potential: Towards an Ecology of Narrative

  • Clive Fencott
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2197)


In this paper virtual storytelling is considered as narrative potential - the integration of agency and narrative. To facilitate this, an aesthetics of VEs is introduced as the context for the analysis of a popular computer role playing game. The game is analysed in terms of Perceptual Opportunities - a content model for virtual environments. From this analysis some inferences are drawn concerning the way in which agency and narrative may be successfully integrated to facilitate virtual storytelling.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clive Fencott
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  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbroughEngland

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