Title: Multi-Perspectivity in Next-Generation Digital Narrative Content
Stories and storytelling are crucial to the human experience as well as to the creation of meaning individually and socially. However, today’s most pressing issues, such as climate change and the refugee crisis, feature multilateral perspectives with different stakeholders, belief systems and complex interrelations that challenge traditional ways of narrative representation. Existing conventions (e.g., in news and on social media) lack the expressive power to capture these complex stories and too easily become prone to oversimplified presentation of complex material – even fake news – resulting in polarization of populations. Taking its starting point in the System Process Product (SPP) model developed by Koenitz (2015), this research will develop a narrative architecture useful for structuring multi-perspective narrative content and evaluate it through the creation of multi-perspective narratives, at least one of which will be a VR/AR/MR experience.