Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Apocalyptic narratives about narrative

NYT: MIT's Media Lab Will Study Film Narrative in Center for Future Storytelling.

In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Kirkpatrick said he might take a cue from Al Gore, who used a documentary film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” to heighten concern about global warming. Mr. Kirkpatrick is now considering an alarm-bell documentary of his own, he said.

Its tentative title: “A World Without Story.”


As Arcadia put it when she emailed me the link, "NYT or Onion?"

2 comments:

Beni said...

Can you imagine lying awake at night haunted by fears of the end of narrative? I am going to try this tonight and see what happens, if I can stop myself from giggling.

Natalia said...

I... I really can't.

You have to figure that either MIT is getting some awe-inspiring funding for this gig or the article radically misrepresents the project.