Story shapes, Glitch Art and Network Improvisation. What a time we are having along this NetNarr road.
Story shapes are a way of visualising the narrative. NetNarr TagsExplorer by Martin Hawksey is rather mesmerising to watch. If you want to see where you sit in the 'eye', press Ctrl F and type your Twitter tag in there.
This does not present any emotion between the nodes. In this article "The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes", Reagan et al (2016) talk about measuring the popularity of emotional arcs in different stories and about 'shared emotional experiences'. I find this interesting to apply to the Networked Narrative that is happening between students that see each other face-to-face and those that have never met in that way. How much emotion do we share that could even allow us to match our experiences? Could this impact how we interact with Twitter bots, teacher bots or Twitter accounts of 'other' sort (like owls, cow…
I created my first verse in this digital Universe. Shadows under my fingertips of possibilities. I continue to play the various examples that are given in this beta app (I love the 'b' word) and see how many different ways you can use it. This blog post may grow as I try different aspects. My ideas for future verses are these: poetry with moving word blocksadd music to play in the backgroundpop out photos that lead the reader through a serieschoose your own adventurecolour blocks in minnimalist stylemultiple movie blocks