Shattering the Screen: Embodied Narrative in Digital Media

Russell J. Cook (Loyola University Maryland, United States)


This illustrated phenomenological inquiry into storytelling in screen media identifies important media transformations of experience. Viewers embody, or situate their experienced selves, according to screen requirements. A viewer’s compelled perspective on the screen causes fundamental spatio-temporal transformations of narrative experience, including horizontal stretching of screen space and time compression or leakage. Virtual media have the potential, as yet unrealized, to break out of the screen and to restore narrative to its primordial, experiential roots.

Article in: English

Article published: 2017-03-27

Keyword(s): digital mediated screen experience; embodiment; narrative phenomenology; perception; space-time.

DOI: 10.3846/cpc.2017.264

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Coactivity: Philosophy, Communication / Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija ISSN 2029-6320, eISSN 2029-6339
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