fanSHEN’s Looking for Love: A Case Study in How Theatrical and Performative Practices Inform Interactive Digital Narratives

  • Daniel BarnardEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11318)


This paper explores how theatrical and performative practices inform interactive digital narratives. It does this through a case study of Looking for Love, a new piece by fanSHEN. The creative process used to create Looking for Love is analysed in terms of its roots in theatrical processes, particularly in terms of characterization, the relationship between structure and improvisation, dramatic arc and the role of the spectator.


Interactive digital narratives Interactive theatre Performance fanSHEN Looking for Love Joe McAlister 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.London South Bank UniversityLondonUK

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