When Story and Games Clash

Storytelling and interactivity have gone together since the earliest text adventures, and both are vital to learning. But in fact, in some critical ways games and stories are 180 degrees opposed, and the reasons why are important to understand to avoid mis-steps in the new territories of virtual reality (lest we be eaten by a Grue!). This talk will touch on what we can learn from evolution, filmmaking, neuroscience, theater, and games to help guide us in these new adventures.