Transactional Storytelling

The concept of story, or narrative, is closely associated with the understanding of self. Human beings use the narrative thread to interpret reality: what is happening to us in events, in our interaction with others, and in relation to a thing we construct�an object, a dialogue, a story. Interactive networks provide a means of connecting and communicating remotely. They also provide an opportunity for maintaining and comparing records of use or transactions. By embedding transactional hooks in digital environments, we can enhance the power of the communication, opening the door to porous story-scapes, collectibles and tradeables, affectively enhanced presentations, or economic pro-rating of responsive narrative.