place, narrative, mobile technologies, background for

Dear folks interested in place, narrative, mobile technologies,
(who may be interested in working with Robert Brandon and me on an NSF SCC pitch,
or with me and Canadian allies toward the large Canada Infrastructure Ecosystems competition)

Steven Tepper sent this article:

Experiential Data for Urban Planning
Federico Casalegno, Amar Boghani, Catherine Winfield
Innovative Technologies in Urban Mapping pp 73-80

This raises in turn the deep question of how narrative structures work to condition experience.
One way to think about "narrative structure”in a way that is more ample and futile for our research-creation is a configuration of marks or signifiers that condition the experience of the visitor.  These can be not just words on a printed page, but the arrangement of objects in space, or of gestures in an event, 

Of course, Stacey M can expand on this a lot more deeply and broadly than I can, but as a starting point, some resources could include:

Paul Ricoeur
The Human Experience of Time and Narrative

Mikhail Bakhtin
The Dialogic Imagination: chronotope and heteroglossia
Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics: polyphony and unfinalizability (and carnivalization)

Aporetic experiences of time in anti-narrative art†

The Narrative Reconfiguration of Time beyond Ricoeur
Jonas Grethlein Heidelberg University

Mneme, Anamnesis and Mimesis: The Function of Narrative in Paul Ricoeur’s Theory of Memory
Ridvan Askin

And in a lighter vein:

Beyond the Narrative Arc
By Jane Alison March 27, 2019

Mobile Technologies and Changing Spaces of Reading
Brian Greenspan, DH Quarterly

At the least, if we can think of narrative structures as more than a unidimensional “story” arc this may open up richer dialogue with experimental architecture, dance, performed music, post-dramatic theater, responsive environments, mobile technologies.

Contact me if you’re interested — I have a window now till June 18.
Xin Wei