Computational Approaches to Narrative: Empathy with Twine

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This week we were tasked with creating a piece using Twine, a tool for interactive, non-linear stories.

Takeaways

  • I found the nonlinear format best for expressing a subjective experience. It allows for a sharing of perspective since the reader has the feeling of agency within the narrative.
  • Having a plot seemed optional in this format. The process of progressively disclosing parts of the world seemed to provide enough to keep a reader engaged.

Next Steps

  • Making it easier to explore related documents by normalizing the discourse used to express the sub-documents