Title: Narrative theory and emergent interactive narrative

Authors: Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett

Addresses: CVE, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK. ' CVE, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK

Abstract: This paper aims at reviewing narrative approaches and theories in an effort to assess their potential as suitable models for computational implementation within the EU Framework V-funded project VICTEC (Virtual ICT with Empathic Characters). We discuss classical narrative theories as well as envisage alternative interactive models according to the narrative requirements presented by VICTEC. The Emergent Narrative (Aylett, 1999) concept is also defined and referred as an essential element of the VICTEC research project.

Keywords: virtual reality; narrative theory; storytelling; interactivity; emergent narrative; anti-bullying education; bullying; personal and social education; PSE; virtual theatre.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.006017

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.6, pp.506 - 518

Published online: 21 Jan 2005 *

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