Author Archives: Mr. E

Interactive Storytelling: The Next Fronteir?

I recently had the opportunity to meet and converse with pioneering electronic game programmer and designer Chris Crawford. Crawford, who began his career with Atari in the late 1970s, was on the campus ofChamplain College in Burlington, Vermont, where I teach interactive storytelling, among … Continue reading

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An Anecdote Analyzed: “Scots Fisticuffs Narrowly Averted”

Collected: November 5, 2009, 8:21 p.m. Setting: Bar (sub-variety: sports) Storyteller: Male, 35, Caucasian Audience: Five Caucasian males, approx. 25-50 years Topic: Fist Fighting Transition: It is possible that the story under examination was inspired by an encounter at a restaurant previous to the narrative episode … Continue reading

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