Drew Davidson 2008
This is a unique text exploring the interplay between stories and media. The discussion focuses around the Myst narrative as it moves across media from games to books to comics to games. Along the way, the text also discusses the Sandman comics, and the hypermedia of Ultima Online and MitterNachtSpiel. This text was created hypertextually to exist online as a website with an inter-related book.
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"I have been awaiting eagerly the transformation of the “book” into a medium that embraces current media forms and modern technology. This one comes closer to presenting the topic in a dynamic form than others I have encountered."
Executive Producer of the Entertainment Technology Center
Carnegie Mellon University
"Drew Davidson is questing after the same holy grail that many people have spent their lives searching for, and I'm not convinced yet that he's found it, but readers will find his beliefs embodied in a challenging and unique form."
Chair of Graduate Studies
Media Design Program, Art Center College of Design
"Dr. Davidson’s presentation is refreshingly clear, taking our hand and leading our imagination into the void, through a phenomenological constructed temporal space, which becomes our home. His general explanations of hypertext fiction and gaming narratology have an inherent complex relation with philosophy. Anyone studying these terrains cannot avoid confronting the issues addressed in this text."
Head of Department Visual Communications
The Glasgow School of Art