Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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" Narrative is about what already happened while simulation is about what could happen."

Now why is narrative used in the past tense? Because being a viewer, listener or reader, we have no clue whats going to happen.. yes its linear one storyline but still we dontknow!

Simulation, again requires human interaction but! once we play all the options.. we can predict the outcome.. so it becomes fixed initself!

and Frasca gave this dog example, that film would emphasize on the dog itself.. but he forgets the point that film is all about relationships between people and thats what draws us emotionally..

" simulation is dynamic and its essence change, it produces diferent outcomes. this makes simulations not such a good choice fo sacred moral codes since you may not want to have our holy scripts alternately read."

I think deciding on options that lead to a disaster or happy ending.. we do learn something from simulation!!
umm..even if its killing or saving a life in simulation we are learning values..
Heck if poeple are learning some social skills from SIMS then i would say yup.

I can be wrong.. you guys can yell if you dont agree..

3 Comments:

At 11:07 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

I think Frasca was just trying to say that simulation is not the best vehicle for sacred moral codes because we don't want these codes (by which many people order their lives) to shift and change in the ways that a simulated world can.
Not to be sacrilegious, but it just wouldn't be the same if there was a game in which you decided "to rise or not to rise" three days after the crucifixion.
I definitely do agree with you, though, that simulation can teach values.

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Taco said...

I'm totally buying into this concept! I think that you can often tell where a narrative is going to go. It's usually the best narratives that keep us guessing until the end. There are several givens in narrative: most of the time, happy ending; good triumphs over evil; etc.

The best micro-simulations are predictable because the events in life they mirror are predictable. In the moment that real life can't be foretold (wasn't in the simulation), if the person has enough training they can make an intelligent decision; though it may not always be right (human error).

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger RAFAEL BRIONES RODRIGUEZ said...

I AGREE 2, I THINK "EL TACO" GOT THE POINT. A GOOD NARRATIVE IS THE ONE THAT KEEP U IN SUSPENSE....I'M STILL WONDERING IF SHARON STONE WAS THE "KILLER" IN THE GREAT MOVIE "BASIC INSTINCTS...." I HAD BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT FOR MORE THEN 12 YEARS...

 

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