Topic: drama

topics > Group: communication

Subtopic: drama vs. narrative up

Quote: the difference between drama and narrative is enactment, unity of action, and the intensification of emotion and time [»laurB_1991]

Subtopic: suspension of disbelief up

Quote: in a representational context there is no threat of pain, harm, or unintentional effects; allows a willing suspension of disbelief [»laurB_1991]

Subtopic: comedy up

Quote: the Disney studios pioneered filming actors to study comic action [»thomF_1984]

Subtopic: imprecision vs. precision up

Quote: when imprecision of dramatic representation works, it is more rewarding with less effort than the precision of programming
Quote: imprecision of dramatic representation is the price people pay to gain a kind of lifelikeness, surprise and delight [»laurB_1991]

Subtopic: software development as drama up

Quote: should software development be more like theater than manufacturing? [»austRD10_1999]
Quote: theater consistently produces quality outcomes on schedule; intensely iterative and adaptive process

Subtopic: coincidence implies agency up

Quote: coincidences in noncomic representations imply agency; people expect that the causes will be revealed [»laurB_1991]

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