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Digital Storytelling by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 3

Moving Toward Convergence

Within the new media arena, we’ve heard a great deal of talk—some say hype—about convergence. But what do people actually mean by the term?

What can we realistically expect convergence to offer us in terms of the forward progress of interactive media?

What kinds of convergence have people been attempting in terms of interactive entertainment, and can we find any successes thus far?

AN ONGOING DEBATE

The topic of convergence has sparked many a debate within the world of interactive technology. For years, industry professionals have awaited the coming of convergence as eagerly as the people in ancient days awaited the Messiah. More recently, however, a backlash has grown against it, with a number of people dismissing ...

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