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Category Archives: Narrative Science
In this series of articles, I’m documenting the development of a whole new side of the Dramatica theory of narrative: Story Dynamics. Dramatica is a model of story structure, but unlike any previous model, the structure is flexible like a … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Co-creator, Dramatica Theory of Narrative Structure Human behavior cannot be predicted by observation alone. No matter how deep the statistical database, no matter how sophisticated the algorithms, accuracy derived from observation falls short because it is … Continue reading
In this second article in the Dynamic Model series, I’m going to explore really intriguing problem – how particles can be transmuted into waves and vice versa. Why this important to writers and even more important to psychologists and social … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of articles I’ll be writing about a whole different way of looking at the Dramatica theory – in terms of dynamics, rather than structure. In fact, the dynamic model is a counterpart, not … Continue reading
Here is an early article about a new aspect of narrative science I was developing. It is based on a previous concept from our Dramatica theory of narrative structure called the Storymind. The Story Mind asserts that every story has … Continue reading
American student released from DPRK (North Korea) – What’s the narrative? Salient narrative facts: 1. The student is in a coma since March due to botulism, according to DPRK sources. 2. The DPRK has launched 16 missiles in the last … Continue reading
In an earlier post I described how the term “narrative space” refers to the breadth and depth of the subject matter from which you will develop a story. Like a cloud, the subject matter is just the raw material – … Continue reading
In the early 1990s we developed a new theory of narrative called Dramatica. Since it touched on the psychology of story structure, we believed that it might also be applied to the psychologies of real people as well as fictional … Continue reading
Here’s a little essay on how narrative can determine whether a group, culture, or society will hang together or fall apart… When you see a society as a group mind, you can see that it must have an identity, just as … Continue reading
Application of Dramatica Narrative Theory and Technology to Analysis of Multi-Source Intelligence Data & Prediction of Target Group Activities
Here’s a little “white paper” I tooled together for the government when we were working for the CIA, NSA, NRO and the Joint Chiefs of Staff a few years ago, using narrative modeling to map the motivations of terrorists and … Continue reading