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Hyperlinks and Story Arcs: Building Non-Linear Narratives Online

Hyperlinks and Story Arcs: Building Non-Linear Narratives Online

What does it mean to build a non-linear story in the 21st century? Our storytelling tools are increasingly fragmented in the digital world but, at the same time, the web is opening up all sorts of exciting possibilities. The digital tools at our fingertips, from simple hyperlinks to complex animations, mean we can create non-linear narratives that exist as the perfect storytelling format for the web.

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Senongo Akpem

April 08, 2014
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  1. Hyperlinks & Story Arcs Building Non-Linear Narratives Online

  2. Hello. Senongo Akpem @senongo

  3. nairaland.com/naptu2 Kwagh-hir

  4. Pixel Fable pixelfable.com

  5. So... How do we tell non-linear stories?

  6. Start with narrative content blocks

  7. ernestgoh.com wat.

  8. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  9. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  10. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  11. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  12. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  13. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  14. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  15. narrative content blocks video links text audio location images data

  16. Organizing your narrative content

  17. wikipedia.org Go deeper.

  18. fluid content strategy is critical for non-linear narratives

  19. Create experiences that are not just hierarchical or linear, but

    flexible, modular, relational, and semantic. -Sara Wachter-Boettcher
  20. Set narrative goals

  21. Create narrative schedules

  22. Conductrr tstoryteller.com

  23. non-linear narratives depend heavily on your audience

  24. One of the challenges facing designers of intelligent storytelling systems

    is how to balance tension between user and author control. -Joshua Tanenbaum & Angela Tomizu
  25. discovery feedback ‘what is’ vs ‘what if’

  26. Hi hi.co

  27. discovery feedback ‘what is’ vs ‘what if’

  28. Death is Certain dice.gwil.co

  29. discovery feedback ‘what is’ vs ‘what if’

  30. Designing cohesive narratives

  31. Create threads.

  32. visual threads interactive threads spatial threads

  33. Whale Hunt thewhalehunt.org

  34. visual threads interactive threads spatial threads

  35. #MurderProject unlinear.tv

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  37. visual threads interactive threads spatial threads

  38. Voices From The Collosseum colosseum.bridgingmedia.net

  39. Knowledge... can now be accessed through a network of links

    in which a spatial relation between component parts can be preserved. -person -Janet Marles
  40. create one central thread through your narrative

  41. A few examples.

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  43. extra narrative

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  45. An Idea Lives On anidealiveson.org

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  47. disjointed narrative

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  50. Life After Wartime - Bystander lifeafterwartime.com

  51. parallel narrative

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  53. Moon unahistoriaquedalavuelta.com/en

  54. None
  55. database narrative

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  57. Inequality Map newyorker.com/sandbox/business/subway.html

  58. micro narrative

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  61. Lost Nigeria lostnigeria.com

  62. This is my call for more non-linear storytelling.

  63. Transmedia storytelling is the ideal aesthetic form for an era

    of collective intelligence. -Henry Jenkins
  64. Thank You! @senongo (slides, tools, and more at senongo.net)

  65. fin.