The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Laboratory in collaboration with several former Hollywood Executives opened the “Center for Future Storytelling” yesterday. Concerned that the traditional narrative in film – beginning, middle and end – is in danger of becoming obsolete, the Center plans to study the societal trends that are fueling these worries.

Its mission is not small. “The idea, as we move forward with 21st-century storytelling, is to try to keep meaning alive,” said David Kirkpatrick, a founder of the new venture.

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