The Evolution of Storytelling

Thursday, October 28, 2010

In The Age of Digital Storytelling - a short post on the Threshold Interactive blog - the author shows two interesting examples of old and well-known stories told in a fresh new way ... with the help of an iPad.

In the beginning, storytelling evolved from various cultures through gestures to the spoken word, then from symbols to the written word, to print and now to digital mediums like e-readers and large form touch screen tablets.

One of those examples is this one:

I wonder, does technology really fuel the evolution of storytelling or is storytelling being enhanced with game elements?

Just like a good game doesn't need a story, a good story doesn't need a game. But a combination of both might still be very entertaining.

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The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
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