On 19 May 2017 Hartmut Koenitz was formally installed as Professor of Interactive Narrative Design at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Watch his inaugural lecture here!

Interactive Narratives: a tool to comprehend complexity

Narrative has always had an important role in knowledge transfer and meaning-making. Interactive digital narratives (IDN) bring these functions into the 21st century by allowing users to actively influence the narrative outcome, to make decisions and experience consequences, and to replay and reconsider their choices and behaviours.

In this way IDNs are tools to communicate, discuss and comprehend complexity and therefore a key 21st century toolset for citizens and policymakers alike.

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