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The Second First Person

Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin’s Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media is due out in November 2006, but a preview of the table of contents is now available.
The anthology will feature two works by WRT authors: “Enlightening Interactive Fiction: Andrew Plotkin’s Shade,” by Jeremy Douglass, and “12 Easy Lessons to Better […]

Theorist Games

by Christy Dena and Jeremy Douglass
This is not a post about “serious games”, “edutainment” or “conceptual art”, it is post for the child in all theorists - or perhaps the theorist in all children.
David Gauntlett has created theorist action figures for Anthony Giddens and Michel Foucault:
Keenly aware of the fluidity of social identities, this 6.5″ Michel Foucault waves […]

This week, WRT’s Jeremy Douglass is in Copenhagen with all the kids at the international Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) 2005 conference. He will be presenting a paper on our collaborative outing which begins to layout the ideas behind Benchmark Fiction (benchfic).

Recently WRT received a great question that made us think - Is fictocriticism the same as writer response theory? Our response might be interesting to other groups engaging in mixed creative/critical projects.
Fictocriticism is a writing practice characterized by a mix of critical and fictive language, including
self reflexivity, the fragment, intertextuality, the bending of narrative boundaries, […]

WRT is a blogging collective dedicated to the discussion and exploration of digital character art — any art involving electrons and making use of letters, alphanumerics, or other characters in an interesting way. Our primary focus is on active and interactive works, in which users input text and receive textual responses as output. Our URL […]






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