WG2 (Conceptualising Narrative Complexity) will investigate, develop and disseminate concepts linked to the understanding of narrative complexity and their relationships towards existing interactive digital narrative systems (e.g IDN tools, creative practices, journalism), specific subject matters and the ways in which participants are involved in a complex, communicative interaction.
The issues surrounding contemporary societies are increasingly complex, yet the need to establish efficient, balanced and accurate communication while engaging with a wide and diverse audience remains a challenge.
WG2 brings together researchers and scholars from relevant discourse communities (e.g. narratology, information science, media studies, language sciences, etc..) to enhance the fundamental understanding of how complex issues and problems can
best be engaged with by a wide range of audiences with a focus on interaction.
Specifically, we aim to investigate both the structure and systems of complex narratives and the narrative of complex topics (meaning-making) and how these two aspects connect with audiences in Interactive Digital Narratives. In particular, we are focused on developing concepts to support experts and practitioners with the understanding and perspectives necessary to lead, train, and communicate through dedicated complex interactive narratives.