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Digital Storytelling by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 2

Backwater to Mainstream: The Growth of Digital Entertainment

How did an organization with as serious a mission as the United States Department of Defense inadvertently contribute to the birth of interactive entertainment?

What were the original objectives of developing computer technology and the Internet, and in what way did they radically diverge from the goals originally set for them?

Who was a more likely candidate to invent the first computer game, a physicist working with an oscilloscope or a teenage kid fooling around on a PC?

What was it like working in the early days of interactive media, before anyone had established how interactivity and content could be combined?

What effect, if any, is the rising popularity of interactive ...

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