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Novel Dramatic and Ludic Tensions Arising from Mixed Reality Performance as Exemplified in Better Than Life

Donald, Nicky and Gillies, Marco. 2015. 'Novel Dramatic and Ludic Tensions Arising from Mixed Reality Performance as Exemplified in Better Than Life'. In: International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling. Copenhagen, Denmark. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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We observe that a Mixed Reality Performance called Better Than Life gave rise to novel dramaturgical and ludic possibilities that have not been observed elsewhere. Mixed Reality Performance is an emergent genre that takes many forms, in this case a live experience for a small group of physical participants (PP) and a larger group of online participants (OP). Both groups were offered individual and collective interactions that altered the narrative in real time. A mixed methodology approach to data generated during the performance has identified two key moments where both physical and online participant groups are split into many subgroups by ongoing live events. These events cause tensions that affect the trajectories of participants that make up their experience. Drawing on literary, theatre, cinema and digital game criticism we suggest that the possibilities for engagement in Mixed Reality Performance are exponentially greater than those available to previous media.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Keywords:

Interactive storytelling; Mixed reality; Live streaming; Real-time interaction

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing

Dates:

DateEvent
2 December 2015Published

Event Location:

Copenhagen, Denmark

Item ID:

15237

Date Deposited:

03 Dec 2015 16:39

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 14:41

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15237

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