Patterning reconfigurable narrative: Interactive cinema as architectural elevation within 3D interactive digital environments

J Sussner, M Thomas, Paul Richens

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This paper addresses the process of patterning reconfigurable video narrative by architectural theory, through a case-study of practice-based research on the interactive small-screen movie Gormenghast Explore. It focuses on the topography of cinematic narrative as architectural construction, refashioning Kevin Lynch?s urban categories and Christian Norberg-Schulz?s concept of place as design ontology. This architectural framework provides an effective representation for both navigable narrative content and 3D interface.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-256
Number of pages14
JournalDigital Creativity
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006



  • 3D navigable narrative
  • Design ontology
  • Cinematics for broadband
  • Reconfigurable video
  • Interactive narrativity
  • Promenade architecturale
  • Architectural montage

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