The Story is Dead or Long Live the Story?
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.