For 21st Century Storytellers, Frank Rose's 'The Art of Immersion' is a Must-Read
I just finished reading The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories by Wired writer Frank Rose. The book provides an overview of all the changes taking place in our connected, interactive, game-ified culture, more than justifying its lengthy title in the process. As someone who's interested in interactive storytelling in addition to more linear film narratives, I found the book to be packed with flavor crystals of brain candy (how's that for an endorsement?). Here's the first chapter, free:
The Art of Immersion was released in February of this year and is currently available in hardcover, Kindle, and iBook editions (it won't be out in paperback until February 2012). Here's a short video about the book itself:
How about you guys, what have you read recently that you'd recommend to other filmmakers and storytellers?