Episode 20 Lois “Incognitiously” Spangler Part 1

Lois Spangler

Our guest today is Lois Spangler. She is currently doing doctoral research inĀ emergent narrative processes in tabletop role playing games at QUT in Brisbane, QLD. She was kind enough to give us several links for books and articles about transmedia and polyphony, two areas of narrative we discuss in this episode.

Henry Jenkins and Transmedia:
http://henryjenkins.org/2011/08/defining_transmedia_further_re.html
http://henryjenkins.org/2006/06/welcome_to_convergence_culture.html
http://www.amazon.com/Convergence-Culture-Where-Media-Collide/dp/0814742955/
http://filmsound.org/terminology/diegetic.htm
Gives a film sountrack analysis of diegetic and non-diegetic; it’s always correllated in my head to IC/OOC, or in-game knowledge and metagaming. The wiki page gets a wee bit esoteric.
Here’s the wiki page on polyphony:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyphony_(literature)
But the page on Mikhail Bakhtin gives nicer info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Bakhtin
Books!
Janet Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck
http://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-Holodeck-Future-Narrative-Cyberspace/dp/0262631873
Brenda Laurel’s Computers as Theatre
http://www.amazon.com/Computers-as-Theatre-Brenda-Laurel/dp/0201550601
And the First Person, Second Person, Third Person series from MIT Press:
http://www.amazon.com/First-Person-Media-Story-Performance/dp/0262731754/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-2
http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Role-Playing-Story-Playable/dp/0262514184/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/Third-Person-Authoring-Exploring-Narratives/dp/0262232634/ref=la_B001IO9U58_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397228860&sr=1-3
Those last three books have been indispensable, and I believe it’s in 2nd or 3rd where I found the Robin Laws statement about there being little academic study into the narrative coming out of tabletop games. -Lois