The cvr narrative as a moebius strip

Soudhamini 2020, The cvr narrative as a moebius strip, Journal of Screenwriting, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 175-189, doi: 10.1386/josc_00024_1.

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Title The cvr narrative as a moebius strip
Author(s) SoudhaminiORCID iD for Soudhamini
Journal name Journal of Screenwriting
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 175
End page 189
Total pages 16
Publisher Intellect
Place of publication Bristol, Eng.
Publication date 2020-06-01
ISSN 1759-7137
Keyword(s) cinematic virtual reality
practice-based research
CVR screenwriting
CVR pedagogy
threshold concepts
Summary Drawing on teaching sessions that I conducted last year, alongside my own practice-based doctoral research in narrative or cinematic VR (CVR) predicated on the Deleuzian notion of immanence, I propose that the CVR screenplay is better understood as a moebius strip than a linear narrative; a tale that turns around on itself. But far from being unorientable like its mathematical paradigm, the moebius narrative can be both oriented and scripted, as I hope to illustrate using student work as well as my own script iterations. Taking it to be both a model and a metaphor, this article explores how a moebius narrative can be designed ‐ and why design thinking is more suitable for this process than traditional screenwriting methods. While still an understanding-in-progress, I find this conceptual framework useful for both practice and pedagogy. This article hopes additionally, therefore, to make a case for pedagogy as a research method in its own right, especially in the context of practice-based research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1386/josc_00024_1
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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