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[Xmca-l] Re: Semioticians, parse this please



Thank you for sharing, Helena (and congratulations!). I was interested to see the original Ghostbusters in our local community cinema last Halloween. While I still thoroughly enjoyed it, I was struck by how very slow the pace was and how 'instructional' the dialogue. I was pleased that your son made the point that his company is in the 'narrative' business, but I wonder about the differences in narrative. Certainly there have been significant changes in the speed of cuts/edits in film production (much faster now), and we know that many technologies are designed to be as intuitive as possible. But where does that leave creative narrative? This is a genuine question. Does the growth of VR anticipate that (what we meant by) narrative will change?

> From: mcole@ucsd.edu
> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 10:36:19 -0700
> To: xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Semioticians, parse this please
> 
> What do you find disturbing about virtual reality entertainment, Helena?
> And your son is employed!
> Seems like your reality is virtually in great shape.  :-)
> mike
> 
> On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:17 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Please take a look at this disturbing but real phenomenon:
> >
> >
> > http://www.alistdaily.com/media/sony-pictures-kicks-off-vr-entertainment-business-ghostbusters/
> >
> > Full disclosure: this guy is my son. How did this happen?
> >
> > Helena
> >
> >
> > Helena Worthen
> > 21 San Mateo Road
> > Berkeley, CA 94707
> > hworthen@illinois.edu
> > Vietnam blog is at: helenaworthen.wordpress.com
> > 510-828-2745
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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