Narrative Paradigm &Social Media Narrativity<br />
Narrative Paradigm (1984)<br /><ul><li>Theory Originator:</li></ul>	-Walter Fisher<br /><ul><li>Interpretive Epistemology<...
People are storytelling animals & narrative beings
Rhetoric = not only evidence, facts, arguments, reason, & logic
Offering good reasons = telling compelling story (not just piling evidence/constructing tight argument)
All com that appeals to reason best viewed as stories
Stories shaped by history, culture, & character
All types of com = stories (Fisher)</li></li></ul><li>Key Terms<br />Narration (Telling the Story)<br />&<br />Paradigm (W...
2 Standards for Good Stories<br />
Narrative Coherence<br /><ul><li>Does story hang together?
How probable does it sound?
Internal consistency (similar to lines of argument in rational paradigm)
Convinced if narrator
Hasn’t left out important details
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  • 1. Narrative Paradigm &Social Media Narrativity<br />
  • 2. Narrative Paradigm (1984)<br /><ul><li>Theory Originator:</li></ul> -Walter Fisher<br /><ul><li>Interpretive Epistemology</li></li></ul><li>Narrative Paradigm<br /><ul><li>Reworking of Aristotelian analysis
  • 3. People are storytelling animals & narrative beings
  • 4. Rhetoric = not only evidence, facts, arguments, reason, & logic
  • 5. Offering good reasons = telling compelling story (not just piling evidence/constructing tight argument)
  • 6. All com that appeals to reason best viewed as stories
  • 7. Stories shaped by history, culture, & character
  • 8. All types of com = stories (Fisher)</li></li></ul><li>Key Terms<br />Narration (Telling the Story)<br />&<br />Paradigm (Worldview)<br />
  • 9. 2 Standards for Good Stories<br />
  • 10. Narrative Coherence<br /><ul><li>Does story hang together?
  • 11. How probable does it sound?
  • 12. Internal consistency (similar to lines of argument in rational paradigm)
  • 13. Convinced if narrator
  • 14. Hasn’t left out important details
  • 15. Fudged the facts
  • 16. Ignored other possible interpretations
  • 17. Judge by comparing to other stories of same theme
  • 18. Ultimate test = if characters act consistently with their character (in reliable manner)</li></li></ul><li>Narrative Fidelity<br />Does story ring true with listeners?<br />Quality of story causes responsive chord with life of listener<br />Example = Hi Fi record player<br />Story may be fiction but should still resonate (ring true)<br />Similar to stories listeners may tell about themselves<br />Has fidelity = provides reasons to guide future actions (buy into character we should be)<br />Values are the theory’s logic of good reasons<br />Specific values that guide audience to gauge story’s truth or fidelity<br />
  • 19. Humans are predisposed to<br />“story” their experiences &<br />thereby impose a narrative<br />interpretation upon information<br />and experience.<br />(Doyle & Carter, 2003) <br />
  • 20. Narrative and Learning w/ Web 2.0 Pachler & Daly 2009 <br />Learning = adaptation to make sense of our physical and sociocultural context…and as a continually refining capacity…to intelligently navigate an ever changing social, cultural, and physical world.<br />Narrative (Storytelling): offering an organizational frame for new experiences and knowledge creation and building. (Falk & Dierking, 2000; Pachler & Daly, 2009)<br />
  • 21. Narrative Learning Trail: <br />Individuals are seen as engaging with a complex interactive process when learning within a particular environment. It involves the appropriation of a range of resources available to the individual organized and activated through chaining. <br />(Walker, 2006)<br />
  • 22. Who Are Trail Makers? <br />Narrative Learning Trail Authors have AGENCY = They have the capacity to make choices about what counts as knowledge/reality.<br />
  • 23. What about Web 2.0? 3.0? <br />Author/Agentive processes of structuring and meaning-making are necessary to participate in a disparate, distributed and ill-defined information environment. <br />(Pachler & Daly, 2009)<br />
  • 24. Sense-Making Assumptions of Social Media Spaces: <br />>Knowledgeable Readers Familiar with Content of Interest (OR)<br />>If Not Knowledgeable, then Experienced with Social Spaces to Know How to Engage with the Unfamiliar<br />
  • 25. 2 EXAMPLES<br />How do readers/viewers/users navigate through www.behance.net? Read comments and see if you can discern common stories.<br />How do readers/viewers tell stories about “creepers” on Twitter? Use www.listoftweets.com and generate a list of tweets about this phenomenon. What narratives do you seeemerging?<br />

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