Narrative + Database

"To read Uncle Roger, a narrabase or narrative database about the microelectronics industry in Silicon Valley, the reader searches for narrative information in three separate files which disclose the story. Each file is a pool of information into which the reader plunges repeatedly, emerging with a cumulative and individualized picture. Thus the narrabase form uses a computer database as a way to build up levels of meaning and to show many aspects of the story and characters, rather than as a means of providing alternative plot turns and endings."
"From Narrabase to Hyperfiction: Uncle Roger" by Judy Malloy 1991

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