Co-constructing Cultural Heritage Through a Web-Based Interactive Digital Narrative

Nicole Basaraba

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Cultural heritage institutions (CHIs), educators, and the creative industries are increasingly using digital media to engage audiences in new ways such as through edutainment and gamification. The Internet and social media have increased access to information and public participation in digital narratives, and CHIs are beginning to increase their focus on storytelling. This PhD explores how digital media can be used not only to engage and educate, but to foster the co-construction of cultural heritage narratives. Two key challenges are which media and modalities can/should be used to create a purposeful non-fiction IDN and how can public participation be incorporated while avoiding the issue of ludonarrative dissonance. A transdisciplinary approach is used to develop creation and evaluation frameworks for non-fiction IDNs which will be tested on the use case of the UNESCO World Heritage Australia Convict Sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling
Subtitle of host publication11th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, ICIDS 2018, Dublin, Ireland, December 5–8, 2018, Proceedings
EditorsRebecca Rouse, Hartmut Koenitz, Mads Haahr
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-04028-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-04027-7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling
Abbreviated titleICIDS 2018
Internet address


  • Interactive digital narrative
  • Cultural heritage tourism
  • Multimodality
  • Participatory culture
  • Shared heritage


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