Wednesday, February 08, 2006



Jenkins mention of the commedia dell'arte is notable. The form at its peak was Italian but has roots in Rome. It is thus a very old form of improvisation. The lazzi can help convey any of the narrative types mentioned: evoked, enacted or embedded, or may become spectacle. The rote memorization allows human actors to play truly intelligent agents, and this has fascinating implications on the subject of agents which are interposed on/placed in Jenkin's narrative architecture.

[p.s. I would also like to agree with McKenzie's Response, as the idea of experience design sounds more interesting than any of the previous three approaches: Jenkin's, ludologists', narratologists'.]


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