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Digital Storytelling, 2nd Edition by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 21

Interactive Cinema (iCinema)

Movie stories traditionally follow a linear path, and movie going has always been a passive experience, so how do you open up a movie to a nonlinear narrative and give the audience a dynamic way to interact with it?

What is “group-based interactivity” and how does it fit into an interactive movie experience?

How is it similar to or different from multiuser interactivity found in such areas as MMOGs and iTV?

What narrative models are being used for interactive movies?

HOLD THE POPCORN!

Consider these three movie scenarios:

•  An astroscientist, on a return trip from Mars, is struck by a mysterious and life-threatening illness after her space ship collides with some debris in outer space.

•  An emotional ...

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